[Mono-devel-list] Mono on Mac OS X 10.3

Robert Shade rshade at dvsconsulting.com
Thu Nov 20 13:41:19 EST 2003

The bus errors are caused by the GC.  It seems to be broken on OS X and 
from what I read here before and around the net, on all BSDs.  It does 
work, however, if you choose not to use a GC.  Unfortunately, this 
means mono will never release memory until it is terminated.

Also, the JIT is incomplete.  You must use the interpreter at this 
point on OSX.  There has been some recent work done on the PPC JIT, but 
I don't know its status beyond that it doesn't work yet. :)


On Nov 20, 2003, at 11:47 AM, Ryan Gregg wrote:

> I’ve been playing around with mono for some time, and I’ve managed to 
> get it installed and partially running under Mac OS 10.3.  Has anyone 
> figured out the cause or probably cause of the Bus Errors that seem to 
> plague Mono when running on the Mac?
> What I’m really trying for is to get xsp running so I can start doing 
> some asp.net development for a Mac system.  However, running XSP under 
> mint or mono gives me the less than helpful Bus Error.  I’ve seen the 
> same error running anything through the JIT engine, and also when 
> trying to run even a simple VB program.  I hope to this weekend start 
> looking at what could be the cause, but I thought I’d ask on the list 
> if anyone else had looked into this problem already, and could give me 
> more information.
> Thanks.
> Ryan Gregg

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