Sparcstation-2 PANICS due to 32-bit driver built with Forte 6.2 C compiler

Sparcstation-2 PANICS due to 32-bit driver built with Forte 6.2 C compiler

Post by karth » Thu, 30 Jan 2003 09:33:27

Any help with the following problem will be greatly appreciated:

A 32 bit driver built with the Forte 6 Update 2 C compiler with the
default options for the target architecture instruction set
(i.e. -xarch=generic) seems to cause a system PANIC on a SparcStation-2.
However, it seems to work fine on an UltraSparc-5 running Solaris 2.x
(x >= 6) in 32-bit mode. Furthermore, the problem seems to disappear when
the driver is built with the same compiler with the `xarch' option set to

I was wondering if this is a known issue with the compiler, etal?

Additionally, the PANIC seems to happen when the driver tries to do an
integer multiplication or division operation, which results in an illegal
instruction trap.


-- Karthik.


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Subject: [kde-solaris] 32-bit KDE 3.2.2 Solaris packages built with Forte
Date: Friday 04 June 2004 23:29


I have uploaded the 32-bit KDE 3.2.2 packages for Solaris 8/9 built
 on Solaris 8 with the Sun Forte 8 compilers, consisting of a full
 release of KDE, KDevelop 3.0.3 and Quanta 3.2.2. As an added bonus,
 KBear 2.1 is included in the kdenetwork package. The packages can be
 found at:


from your favorite KDE mirror. Please allow a few hours for the
mirrors to sync (the lag time can be anywhere between 3 to 12 hours).

KOffice 1.3.1 will follow very shortly.

[ ... snip ... ]

It is very likely that these packages will run just fine on Solaris 9
as well. I have not had the time to test on Solaris 9 yet -- i am
planning on testing it this weekend, and i will post an update.

Have fun with KDE.


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