[Mono-dev] PPC_64K_PAGES (Re: Running Mono on 32bits-big endian PowerPC)

Alex Rønne Petersen alex at alexrp.com
Mon Apr 11 08:32:05 UTC 2016

Hi Mathieu,

So it would be appropriate to change the #if to

    #if defined (TARGET_POWERPC) || defined (TARGET_POWERPC64)

if I understand the problem correctly?


On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 10:18 AM, Mathieu Malaterre <malat at debian.org> wrote:
> # set patch tag at least to get some attention, may need some tweaking
> # since pagesize on buildd machine != user installed one
> Control: tags -1 patch
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 2:37 PM, Mathieu Malaterre <malat at debian.org> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I am currently trying to resurrect Mono debian package on PowerPC (32bits BE).
>> I have two questions:
>> - Is there a released version I should consider to start with if I
>> want to make mono work son PowerPC again ?
>> - I see some big changes here at:
>> 99902cec93dfbc9e18e3fb6fa07b8770a3bd9adc so I am wondering if version
>> (current debian package) is not a bit too old so get things
>> back in shape.
> Answering my own post.
> So the bug was really within sgen implementation details:
> ARCH_MIN_MS_BLOCK* definitions.
> Within debian infrstratucture, our buildd machines are setup using
> default debian kernel, and the default kernel logical page size was
> changed recently:
> [debian/config/kernelarch-powerpc/config-arch-64: Set PPC_64K_PAGES.]
> https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/kernel/linux.git/commit/?id=aed63a56b189d771116f2d4b8fe10bbec528e6a2
> The ppc32 buildd machine is setup on a ppc64 kernel. For some obscure
> details (at least to me), one cannot run a debian ppc32 kernel on
> ppc64 arch. Which means that the basic `mono` compiler is compiled
> using ppc32 user space, but at C# compile time is executed on ppc64
> kernel.
> I am guessing another simple patch would be to run the bootstrap
> process with gc=none and keep the default sgen 4K setting for ppc32
> machine.
> It would be nice that mono detect any incoherence at runtime, this
> would make tracking this bug in the future *so* much easier.
> -M
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