On Oct 16, 2014, at 15:14 , ken.dickey@whidbey.com wrote:

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On Oct 16, 2014, at 14:02 , tim Rowledge wrote:

>>> -#if defined(__arm__) && defined(__ARM_ARCH_6__)
>>> +#if defined(__arm__) && (defined(__ARM_ARCH_6__) || defined(__ARM_ARCH_7A__))
>> What about other 7A ISA? What about ARMv8?
> One thing at a time. When we have some example v7notA machine to play with we’ll extend the code. And a v8 might be while coming; the only v8 machines easily available are Apple phones and tablets (unless you know differently?) and they aren’t going to be allowed Squeak any time soon.

My SAMSUNG ARM Chromebook has Cortex A15 w dual ARM 7A (NEON) cores.

Let me know what/when to test.  Thkx.

Indeed :) Eliot, Tim, and I will be posting pre-built StackVM binaries for v6 and v7 platforms very soon, on Eliot's site. In theory the v7 one will be quite close to the hacked version I sent you a while back. One change is that it now uses the threaded heartbeat instead of the interval timer heartbeat. In order to allow that to work you have to follow Eliot's instructions for allowing the VM to use multiple thread priorities:


Use of the threaded heartbeat version is critical if you are trying to do any linux system calls, as I found out when trying to program the epiphany parallel core co-processor of the Parallella board.