2015-05-21 20:35 GMT+02:00 Nicolai Hess email@example.com:
2015-05-06 0:11 GMT+02:00 Nicolai Hess firstname.lastname@example.org:
We have a failing test case for NB NBInterpreterProxyTest>>#testStackPointer it fails because NativeBoost loadSymbol: 'stackPointerAddress' fromModule: NativeBoost VMModule returns nil
This works for the linux vm!
There are other methods that can be loaded, for example: (NativeBoost loadSymbol: 'primitiveAllObjects' fromModule: NativeBoost VMModule) -> returns an address.
This stopped working for the windows pharo vm around june 2014. The source that changed is cointerp.h, the prior version had EXPORT(...) declarations around all functions in cointerp.h, the current version not.
- Why does this still work on linux? Does it export all functions
declared in a header? 2. why was it changed? (I could not found the change in the code generator, maybe we exported all functions with pragma #api and now only those with pragma #export ? 3. do we need this function to be exported? Apart from this testcases, this method is called the on image startup, but the nil return does not harm. It seems it is not part of the main vm api (like the interpreter proxy functions callable from external modules) and I didn't see code thet depend on this.
There are similiar functions for which we load the function address on startup: cStackPointerAddress and cFramePointerAddress, this seems to work, but I don't know if the expected result is different.
In NBInterpreterProxy>>#initialize, we try to load all fourmethods: stackPointerAddress/framePointerAddress -> nil cStackPointerAddress / cFramePointerAddress -> not nil
Anyone knows why the exports changed on windows? Or if we need the stackPointerAddress/framePointerAddress methods?
Maybe I'll just close the issue as won't fix. On the other hand, we now have this failing test (skipped for windows), so maybe I will remove the test.
But still, I would like to know if this change was by accident or on purpose. If it was on purpose, maybe there is a way to make this test succeed on windows too?