Aolserver installation with Google Perftools

System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant Update 4) Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2210 HE 3 GB memory Software : aolserver-4.0.10-src.tar.gz or aolserver-4.5.0-src.tar.gz Google perftools 0.8 tcl8.4.14-src.tar.gz Installation : Google perftools installation : # mkdir ~/software # cd ~/software # wget http://google-perftools.googlecode.com/files/google-perftools-0.8.tar.gz # tar xzf .tar.gz # cd google-perftools-0.8 # ./configure --prefix/home/atif/googlelib # make it gave an error src/base/linux_syscall_support.h:339: error: invalid conversion from `long int' to `void*' make: *** [libtcmalloc_minimal_la-malloc_hook.lo] Error 1 open src/base/linux_syscall_support.h and edit line 338 Change this static inline _syscall6(void*, sys_mmap, void*, s, size_t, l, int, p, int, f, int, d, after that # make clean # make # mkdir /home/atif/googlelib # make install I also added in LD_LIBRARY_PATH the location /home/atif/googlelib/lib , in fact i even added it in /etc/ld.so.conf and ran . make sure you have LD_LBRARY_PATH in your ~/.bash_profile export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/home/atif/googlelib/lib To this static inline _syscall6(long int, sys_mmap, void*, s, size_t, l, int, p, int, f, int, d,

# ldconfig TCL installation: # mkdir ~/tcl # cd ~/software # wget http://surfnet.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/tcl/ # tar xzf tcl8.4.14-src.tar.gz # cd tcl8.4.14/unix # ./configure --prefix=/home/atif/tcl --enable-threads export the tcl library location in your LD_LIBRARY_PATH put this line in bash_profile if using bash. export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/home/atif/tcl/lib We want tcl to use google tcmalloc() for thread allocation so we will enable thread support but disable thread allocation from tcl. create a simple bash script named disablealloc.sh cd ./unix && \ cat Makefile | sed -e 's/-DUSE_THREAD_ALLOC=1//' > Makefile.new && \ cat tclConfig.sh | sed -e 's/-DUSE_THREAD_ALLOC=1//' > tclConfig.sh.new&& \ cp Makefile.new Makefile && \ cp tclConfig.sh.new tclConfig.sh All this does is to change two files and removes -DUSE_THREAD_ALLOC=1 from each file . Save this script in ~/tcl #cd /home/atif/tcl # sh disablealloc.sh after that # make # make install Aolserver installation : Aolserver 4.0.10: # mkdir ~/aol40 # cd ~/software/ # wget http://ovh.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/aolserver/aolserver-4.0.10-src.tar.gz # tar xzf aolserver-4.0.10-src.tar.gz # cd aolserver-4.0.10

-- if you are compiling on redhat enterprise 3 on a 64 bit platform like amd opteron change the nsd/tclobj.c and comment out following lines , line 88

(On redhat enterprise 4 this is not needed) Change this if (sizeof(int) < sizeof(long)) { Tcl_Panic("NsTclInitObjs: sizeof(int) < sizeof(long)"); } To this /* if (sizeof(int) < sizeof(long)) { Tcl_Panic("NsTclInitObjs: sizeof(int) < sizeof(long)"); } */

after that : # ./configure --prefix=/home/atif/aol40 --with-tcl=/home/atif/tcl/lib --enable-threads -enable-64bit # make # make install Aolserver 4.5.0 : # mkdir ~/aol45 # cd ~/software/ # wget http://ovh.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/aolserver/aolserver-4.5.0-src.tar.gz # tar xzf aolserver-4.5.0-src.tar.gz # cd aolserver-4.5.0 # ./configure --prefix=/home/atif/aol45 --with-tcl=/home/atif/tcl/lib --enable-threads -enable-64bit # /home/atif/tcl/bin/tclsh8.4 ./nsconfig.tcl -install /home/atif/aol45 # make It should work fine on almost all platforms except redhat enterprise 3 update 4 with 64 bit linxu x86_64 If you get this error on make info.c: In function `NsTclInfoObjCmd': info.c:515: syntax error before "opt" info.c:522: `opt' undeclared (first use in this function) info.c:522: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once info.c:522: for each function it appears in.) info.c:571: warning: implicit declaration of function `Tcl_GetMemoryInfo' info.c: At top level: info.c:36: warning: `RCSID' defined but not used gmake[1]: *** [info.o] Error 1 gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/software/nsadmin/aolserver-4.5.0/nsd' make: *** [build] Error 1 Apply this patch to fix the problem . Index: include/nsattributes.h =================================================================== RCS file: /cvsroot/aolserver/aolserver/include/nsattributes.h,v

retrieving revision 1.3 diff -u -r1.3 nsattributes.h --- include/nsattributes.h 25 Aug 2005 15:46:11 -0000 +++ include/nsattributes.h 27 Jul 2006 11:48:59 -0000 @@ -38,8 +38,6 @@ #ifndef NSATTRS_H #define NSATTRS_H -#ifndef __GNUC__ # define _nsmalloc # define _nspure # define _nsconst @@ -56,8 +54,6 @@ # define _nswarnunused # define _nsmayalias -#else #ifdef __GNUC_MINOR__ #ifdef __GNUC_PREREQ #undef __GNUC_PREREQ @@ -120,8 +116,6 @@ #endif /* __GNUC__PREREQ */

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-#endif /* __GNUC__ */ #define NS_RCSID(string) static const char *RCSID _nsunused = string \ ", compiled: " __DATE__ " " __TIME__ save above text as a file called nsattribute.h.patch and put it on the root of aolserver source and run this command # patch -p0 <nsattribute.h.patch after that # make clean # make # make install Start Alserver : To start aolserver in a way that tcl uses tcmalloc() start it like this cd /home/atif/aol40 LD_PRELOAD=/home/atif/googlelib/lib/libtcmalloc.so ./bin/nsd -t sampleconfig.tcl or for aolserver 4.5 cd /home/atif/aol45 LD_PRELOAD=/home/atif/googlelib/lib/libtcmalloc.so ./bin/nsd -t sampleconfig.tcl