[ircd-ratbox] AMD64.

Paul-Andrew Joseph Miseiko esoteric at teardrop.ca
Thu Jun 3 08:36:43 EDT 2004

It's funny how everybody that responded to my original email state they have
this hardware or that hardware but nobody had the appropriate hardware to
actually provide relevant information.  Thanks anyway.

The old dual Intel system has reacquired the act of providing IRC services
where the AMD 64bit system could not.  So at this time I do not need any
more information, however in the interests of future development I would be
willing to grant shell access to any member of the RATBOX development team
on the AMD 64bit system in question.

Quick points; "gdb" does not compile on AMD 64bit.  There is no "truss" or
"strace".  I am unaware of any other methods for debugging programs other
then good old fashion printf() statements.

Something like,
#define return printf( "%s:%u return\n", __FILE__, __LINE__ ); return

I might try it myself if I get some time in the near future.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dustin Marquess [mailto:jailbird at alcatraz.fdf.net] 
Sent: June 3, 2004 12:29 AM
To: Aaron Sethman
Cc: Paul-Andrew Joseph Miseiko; ircd-ratbox at lists.ratbox.org
Subject: Re: [ircd-ratbox] AMD64.

My main ircd box is a 500Mhz 21164A EV56 Alpha, running Tru64.  I haven't
any of these problems on there.  I also have a Sun Ultra Enterprise 2
a sparc64 2.6.5 Linux kernel.  I haven't done a lot of testing on the sparc,
but I haven't seen anything noticable.


Aaron Sethman <androsyn at ratbox.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 30 May 2004, Paul-Andrew Joseph Miseiko wrote:
> > Are there any known issues with AMD 64 compatibility on FreeBSD compiled
> > true 64bit support.  The IRCD has a tendency to core dump (SIGSEGV) when
> > clients connect to it.  Unfortunately gdb did not seem to compile with
> > world leaving me with no stack trace but a core dump does exist if
> > wants a peek.
> There aren't any that I know of, but I've not tested on AMD64 on FreeBSD
> either.  I do know that ircd-ratbox does work okay on sparc64 on Linux and
> Solaris.  If you could get a useful gdb to debug these, would be helpful
> of course.

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