Number: 145

Date: 17-Mar-84  0':27':37

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: Cannot run 1108 sysout on 1100

Lisp Version: 

Description: '
Date':  2 Feb 84 14':24 PST'
Subject': release message addendum'
To': LispSupport'
The following belongs under "known problems", if not elsewhere':'
"You cannot make a sysout from a Dandelion and expect it to run on a Dolphin."'
This is still a not well-known fact, and a source of confusion and dismay to those who discover it by trying it and having the sysout mysteriously die on a Dolphin.'
Date': 28 Jun 84 16':50 PDT'
From': Kiewiet.pasa'
Subject': Carol Release Notes'
cc': Kiewiet.pasa'
Can I impose on your good graces to help me finish off the  Carol documentation?'
I notice that the caveat  section "Known Problems With This Release" is missing from the Carol Release Notes.  A customer and I are especially interested in "A sysout generated on an 1108 cannot be installed on an 1100."'
Is this still a Known Problem with Carol?  Why is this not possible?  '
Thank you very much,'
Lorraine '
Date': 28 Jun 84 17':08 PDT'
Subject': Re': Carol Release Notes'
In-reply-to': Kiewiet.pasa''s message of 28 Jun 84 16':50 PDT'
To': Kiewiet.pasa'
cc': vanMelle, LispSupport'
This is still a Known Problem.  The problem is that the microcode on the 1100 (and the 1100 alone) requires that stack frames be quad-word aligned. The 1100 and the 1132 keep stack frames quadword aligned. However, the 1108 does not. Thus, while you can move sysouts'
1100 -> 1132'
1100 -> 1108'
1100 -> 1100'
1132 -> 1100'
1132 -> 1108'
1132 -> 1132'
1108 -> 1108'
1108 -> 1132'
you cannot move them'
1108 -> 1100'
There *is* a workaround, I believe, if the situation is desparate. It involves some patching the system with READSYS; the discussion of the workaround and the request to solve the problem is in an AR, which may also contain more details for the workaround. If you can''t find it, I think vanMelle was the one who probed the problem.'


Test Case: 

Edit-By: Sannella.PA

Edit-Date: 29-Jun-84  9':46':53


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System: Language Support

Subsystem: Stack and Interpreter



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Difficulty: Very Hard

Frequency: Everytime

Impact: Fatal

Priority: Unlikely

Status: Open

Problem Type: Bug

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