X-plor on DEC Alpha OSF/1

Gerard Kleijwegt gerard at rigel.bmc.uu.se
Sun Nov 21 15:29:00 EST 1993


In article <2cegpg$ko8 at pith.uoregon.edu>, bobd at helium.uoregon.edu (Bob DuBose) writes:
|> We're trying to get X-plor running on a DEC Alpha under OSF/1.  I've
|> had no problems with the Alpha under AXP VMS, but OSF/1 is a no-go.
|> If anyone has had success with x-plor on the Alpha, please drop me
|> a line.  I'd be particularily interested in appropriate alpha.c and
|> alphatime.s routines, since I think that that's where the problem 
|> lies.
|> 
|> Thanks,
|> 
|> Bob
|> 

We found a problem with allocating memory under OSF1.
The problem was that XPLOR uses integer pointers into
the heap, but on 64-bit machines integer*4 pointers
won't do ... When we changed all integers to *8 it
worked.  If you want more details, ask our local
system manager, Erling Wikman: erling at xray.bmc.uu.se

--Gerard

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