[Mono-dev] Fwd: Re: Mono on Solaris
inorton at gmail.com
Wed Jun 5 18:03:52 UTC 2013
FWIW I'd be very interested in mono support for solaris sparc and amd64
On 23 May 2013 14:21, Burkhard Linke <blinke at cebitec.uni-bielefeld.de>wrote:
> Forgot the CC to the list....
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> Subject: Re: [Mono-dev] Mono on Solaris Date: Thu, 23 May 2013
> 15:16:46 +0200 From: Burkhard Linke <blinke at CeBiTec.Uni-Bielefeld.DE><blinke at CeBiTec.Uni-Bielefeld.DE> To:
> Matt Clay <Matt.Clay at earthclassmail.com> <Matt.Clay at earthclassmail.com>
> On 05/21/2013 07:56 PM, Matt Clay wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Does anyone still maintain support for Mono on Solaris, specifically for SPARC?
> > There are no Solaris packages on the download page for 3.x and the Solaris SPARC package for 2.10.5 is missing the .NET 4.0 class libraries.
> I've built Mono 2.x releases for Solaris/x86. It's a major maintenance
> nightmare, since Solaris has its own ideas about posix threads and
> especially thread cancel handlers. If you do heavy threaded load, you
> will likely run into deadlock within the garbage collection. At least
> stock Boehm GC is affected by this problem. SGen does not work under
> Solaris, too, with the binaries aborting and generating core dumps. I
> didn't had the time to investigate this further. And since Solaris is a
> dying operating system on our site, I'll probably not dig into this further.
> If you want to try it, you'll definitely need a recent checkout of the
> Boehm GC. And you should disable the dtrace support code, since it does
> not compile.
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