On Wed, 4 Aug 2004, Christophe Rhodes wrote:
> However, I hope that this will shortly change: there seems to be a
> certain amount of progress on porting cmucl's linkage table feature to
> sbcl, so perhaps we will soon be able to support a more useful
> waitpid transparently.
Taking the opportunity for a status report:
The linkage-table port is essentially done for x86/linux. x86/*BSD should
work as soon as memory maps for the linkage-table are figured out (not the
dlopen mmaps: sbcl just needs a slice of more memory for it's own
linkage-table). Sparc/SunOS is in progress, and sparc/Linux should work
with the same code as that.
PPC, MIPS, and HPPA I'm not going to do right now, but porting should be
easy on dlopen platforms for someone who knows the asm.
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