Compiling tamarin-tracing on linux

Rick Reitmaier rreitmai at
Mon Jan 7 10:37:07 PST 2008

Hi Zbynek, 

On top of Steven's comments regarding linux, I'd like
to add that the tracing currently works on a per
fragment basis and we link fragments through
unconditional jumps.

I've been investigating adding tree support
but the work at this point is quite immature.

- Rick

On 1/6/08 1:27 PM, "Zbynek Winkler" <zbynek.winkler at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I've read some papers about trace tree code generation and I wanted to
> check out tamarin-tracing. I tried to compile it on Debian testing
> with
> g++ (GCC) 4.2.3 20071123 (prerelease) (Debian 4.2.2-4)
> I found the */ files not up to date so I made some fixes. I
> also had to fix some warnings (as errors) about unused variables and
> such. I got to a point of having avmshell executable.
> However when I run it I get a seg fault. Backtrace from gdb is:
> (gdb) bt
> #0  0x080a4929 in nanojit::LIns::resv ()
> #1  0x08098fa5 in nanojit::Assembler::findRegFor ()
> #2  0x0809fbc8 in nanojit::Assembler::gen ()
> #3  0x080a2010 in nanojit::Assembler::assemble ()
> #4  0x08071526 in avmplus::Interpreter::inner ()
> #5  0x08074c32 in avmplus::Interpreter::interpScript ()
> #6  0x0805ba1a in avmplus::AvmCore::initTopLevel ()
> #7  0x08049a4b in avmshell::Shell::main ()
> #8  0x08049d5a in main ()
> Is tamarin-tracing to be expected to work on Linux? The Makefile in
> platform/unix/ is not up to date either. How everyone compiles
> tamarin-tracing? I was not able to create a debug build because there
> is only AvmDebugWin.cpp and nothing corresponding to linux. Is the
> development going on windows first?
> Some problems I've found seem to be fixed in tamarin-central. What is
> the relationship between these two repositories? I thought
> tamarin-tracing is based on tamarin-central but it seems that some
> files might have been reverted to some older state...
> And finally, is there a faster way to test the built executable?
> Running test/ seems to be taking forever... but at the end
> I got 3 (unexpected) failures for tamarin-central (it took 69 min).
> Thanks.
> Zbynek

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