[Mono-devel-list] Beta3 - still no go on FreeBSD

Paolo Molaro lupus at ximian.com
Thu Jun 17 12:32:34 EDT 2004

On 06/17/04 Artur Brodowski wrote:
> There is a problem with garbage collector on FreeBSD 4.9 - I've tried 
> to use latest Boehm GC alpha, and the one packaged with Mono - both ways
> installation hangs during 'gmake install'. To be more specific - when
> adding .dlls to gac (mono gacutil.exe -i ...).
> Mcs behaves the same way:
> # mcs --version
> Mono C# compiler version
> [hangs here]

Yesterday bja on #mono reported that mono worked for him on FreeBSD
and he had GC enabled. I asked him about his config:
Jun 16 17:23:24 <lupus> bja: what version of FreeBSD/libc/kernel packages are you using?
Jun 16 17:23:41 <bja> FreeBSD 5.2.1-p8
Jun 16 17:25:12 <bja> it should be standard FreeBSD 5.2.1 config except for my kernel
Jun 16 17:25:46 <bja> hmm, I'm using the old scheduler though
Jun 16 17:26:11 <bja> I'm using SCHED_4BSD instead of the new default SCHED_ULE due to stability issues I had
Jun 16 17:29:10 <bja> I can only think of a couple options that might have any effect that aren't standard to FreeBSD

Hope that helps, he didn't give more details.

> It's possible to install mono without gc, but it's not really an option,
> since XSP won't work without it:

And even if it worked it would leak memory, but it would be easy for
someone interested to add basic GCHandle support for the non-GC case.


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