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Date: 2010-05-31 (10:04)
From: Alain Frisch <alain@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Architectures with natdynlink support...
On 05/28/2010 11:06 PM, Stéphane Glondu wrote:
> Is there a practical test to be sure whether natdynlink works or not?

The only way to test if natdynlink works that I know is to try it. In 
the current trunk, set NATDYNLINK=true in config/Makefile after 
configure, compile everything, and then run the tests in 
testsuite/tests/lib-dynlink-native (from testsuite/: "make one 
DIR=tests/lib-dynlink-native").  Any other application that uses Dynlink 
in native code is also a sufficient test.

> What kind of "feedback" do you expect?

Whether natdynlink works or not + the value of $host, $arch64 (and other 
relevant variables) in the configure script.

> As far as Debian is concerned, Coq
> dynamically loading ssreflect and compiling stuff works on all native
> architectures [2] (as of OCaml 3.11.2), that means:
>   - powerpc (powerpc64-unknown-linux-gnu)
>   - sparc (sparc-unknown-linux-gnu)
>   - kfreebsd-i386 (i686-unknown-kfreebsd*-gnu)
>   - kfreebsd-amd64 (x86_64-unknown-kfreebsd*-gnu)
>   - hurd-i386 (i386-unknown-gnu0.3)
>   - amd64, i386 (linux kernel)

Thanks. The current list is now:

   case "$host" in
     *-*-cygwin*)                  natdynlink=true;;
     i[3456]86-*-linux*)           natdynlink=true;;
     x86_64-*-linux*)              natdynlink=true;;
       if test $arch64 == true; then
     powerpc64-*-linux*)           natdynlink=true;;
     sparc-*-linux*)               natdynlink=true;;
     i686-*-kfreebsd*)             natdynlink=true;;
     x86_64-*-kfreebsd*)           natdynlink=true;;
     i386-*-gnu0.3)                natdynlink=true;;

 > Maybe people on this list can
> also report working natdynlink on other systems.

Indeed, this (or any comment on the list above) would be very useful.