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Re: Solaris port

To: Corey Cole <ccole@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Solaris port
From: Ken McDonell <kenmcd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 09:10:40 +1100
Cc: SGI-PCP <pcp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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I think it would be better to wait until you have something
closer to working ... but I'd encourage any others working on
PCP for Solaris to communicate with Corey so you can avoid
any doubling up of effort.

On Mon, 18 Feb 2002, Corey Cole wrote:

> Using Phillip Ezolt's Tru64 patch as a starting point, I've got
> a sort-of working PCP setup for Solaris 8.
> As for the sort-of part, here's what's still b0rked.
> Solaris 8's '/bin/sh' is very broke, so for a while I was using
> the Korn Shell.  When the last patch cluster broke even ksh, I had
> to resort to bash.  As a result, install is very very broken.
> I haven't started on the Solaris specific PMDA yet, and a number of
> the provided PMDAs (cisco, roomtemp, shping) don't compile because of
> one missing header/function or another.
> Finally, I'm trying to track down an issue with floating point numbers
> displaying incorrectly.  I had lots of trouble with all the *_MAX macros,
> so that's what I'm going to check first.
> Is there any interest in me providing a current patch?  Or would
> [any|every]one
> rather wait until I get something that at least prints FP numbers correctly?
> Regards,
> Corey Cole

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