[LispM-Hackers] First Function
Mon, 4 Mar 2002 22:41:03 -0800
Did TI ever ship a multi-processor Explorer? I read the section on
bootstrapping which indicated that the boot code would probe for secondary
processors, but I assumed that was to support two completely independent
processors not sharing any resources. Did they actually get MP to work?
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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org (James A. Crippen)
> Has anyone ever chased the 'pointer_to_debugging_info_q' for the
> initial function to see what it contains?
> A structure of type sys:debug-info, which has slots for NAME, ARGLIST,
> INTERPRETED-DEFINITION, LOCAL-MAP, and PLIST; see
> sys:kernel;debug-info.lisp. (I'm cheating: I have my Explorer up
> enough to poke around.)
> For sys:lisp-top-level, it's basically empty, with 'sys:lisp-top-level
> for name and (:macros-expanded (loop)) for plist. The :source-file-name
> property is on the symbol's plist.
> The cruft for MP systems is superfluous for us. Hopefully MP-SYSTEM-P
> defaults to NIL in the usual load band?
> It does in mine; it's probably set indirectly by the boot microcode,
> since it probes the bus.