[Vm-dev] OSProcess fork issue with Debian built VM

Max Leske maxleske at gmail.com
Wed May 17 12:36:27 UTC 2017

> On 17 May 2017, at 14:00, vm-dev-request at lists.squeakfoundation.org wrote:
> On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 04:59:24PM +0200, Alistair Grant wrote:
>> Hi Max,
>> On 16 May 2017 15:40, "Max Leske" <maxleske at gmail.com <mailto:maxleske at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>    Hi Alistair,
>>        On 16 May 2017, at 15:32, vm-dev-request at lists.squeakfoundation.org <mailto:vm-dev-request at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
>>        wrote:
>>        Hi Max,
>>        I can't answer your question directly, but just wondering why you are
>>        using
>>        the itimer VM when the are known issues with external calls, and not
>>        the
>>        heartbeat VM?
>>    Because of the root user issue, and also because I don't care about that
>>    much at the moment. I'm still experimenting and for those experiments it
>>    doesn't matter which VM I use. Thirdly, the itimer VM is the one I get when
>>    I use 'curl get.pharo.org/60+vmLatest <http://get.pharo.org/60+vmLatest> | bash', which is convenient to get
>>    the latest VM, and to minimise differences between the VM's we built the
>>    same one. I will definitely consider using the threaded VM for production.
>>        P.S. I would love to see OSProcess working in 32 bit mode.
>>    Well, it does work already, just not when we build the VM ourselves :/
>> Interesting, I had the impression that for Pharo 6 OSProcess didn't work in
>> 32bits, only 64, but I'm also building my own VM.  I'm away from my PC, but
>> I'll try and take a look.
> I'm seeing the same behaviour as you, i.e. OSProcess works in a VM
> downloaded from get.pharo.org <http://get.pharo.org/>, but locks up when using the VM I
> compiled.
> Both VMs (threaded heartbeat) are based on the same source code, i.e.:
> VM: 201705022326 https://github.com/OpenSmalltalk/opensmalltalk-vm.git <https://github.com/OpenSmalltalk/opensmalltalk-vm.git> $ Date: Tue May 2 16:26:41 2017 -0700 $
> I'll try and take a look at this eventually, but I'm not sure how long
> that will be (several weeks away, at least).
> If you figure it out, please let me know.

Thanks Alistair. Can you tell me which library versions you're linking against at build time?


> Thanks!
> Alistair

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