Multiarch crazyiness

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Tue Oct 23 16:46:15 UTC 2007

David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 10:04 +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>> That's wrong for OCaml programs, since strings in 32 bit OCaml programs 
>> are limited to 16 MB (but effectively unlimited on 64 bit platforms). 
> That doesn't actually affect anything we ship or might _want_ to ship,
> though, does it? 

Probably not.

It mainly affects people who want to do large-scale number crunching (32 
bit arrays have a similar limit which also goes away on 64 bit).  For me 
it was loading large XML documents into memory.

> s/port/debug/
> Most of the work is done -- it builds, the native compiler works, and
> the test cases I tried it with all work.... except for freetennis, which
> segfaults after bringing up the first window. I kind of got stuck there
> because it was all static libraries and the debug information was
> missing; I need to build it all manually to poke at it.

I'll raise this issue with upstream again.


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