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I'm mobile again#

Wed, 14 Apr 2004 10:30:51 +0000

I'm mobile again. My new laptop battery and PSU arrived yesterday just as I was leaving for work, so after a complete charge and discharge last night (more to find out how long it would go for - about three hours - than out of any real deep-seated belief that the battery technology demands it), I now have wireless power along with my wireless networking. Spent a little too much time last night wandering around the house saying "yay" when I should instead have been grovelling over amd64 stack frames.

The stack frame in question (for %MAKE-HASH-TABLE) actually seems to have little or nothing wrong with it; at least, after I fixed MOVS to output appropriate REX prefixes (prefices? prefaces?) where needed. Somewhere in the middle of it, though, I'm getting a pointer to the middle of some vector where I should be getting the boxed float 1.5. This is probably a fault in floating point (which is directly lifted from x86) or in the allocator. I hope it's the allocator. I know how that works already.