[Xorg-driver-geode] [PATCH] Allow compilation under 64 bit systems

Writer, Tim Tim.Writer at amd.com
Wed Jun 23 10:01:57 PDT 2010

On Wed, Jun 23 2010, Gaetan Nadon <memsize at videotron.ca> wrote:

> On Wed, 2010-06-23 at 12:54 -0300, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> Just to be sure, I am not advocated to compile under 64 bit *and* to
> use the produced driver library.  It's to prevent build failure and
> allow compile testing for some types of changes.

That seems bizarre and perhaps dangerous to me. Imagine an automated
packing system running on x86_64, building and packing iX86
binaries. With this arrangement, it will silently fail, producing and
packaging binaries that appear to be okay but fail to run on Geode LX.

In my view, building on x86_64 for iX86 should either succeed in
producing fully functional binaries or fail noisily.

Your use case (of testing partial compilation while knowingly producing
an incorrect build) seems to be a specialized use rather than the common
case. While I understand your rationale for wanting it to work, I'm
concerned about making it work at the expense of introducing surprises
that may bite a much wider audience.


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