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

Gaetan Nadon memsize at videotron.ca
Wed Jun 23 12:00:30 PDT 2010

On Wed, 2010-06-23 at 13:01 -0400, Writer, Tim wrote:

> 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.

I don't disagree with you in principle. It took me a while to figure out
the release flow of X.Org.
Only source code is produced, so the O/S or distros builders cherry pick
the packages. For example,
Mac O/S do not use any of the drivers, SUN will only use a subset, Linux
will not use drivers that only works on SUN
and so on. There is no risk of seeing a geode driver shipped on Solaris.

Those who are building the whole 240 packages is a special case indeed.
There is a small percentage of 
build and code maintenance that is done on a batch of packages (e.g. 50
video drivers). The more packages that build 
on mainstream platforms like Linux/Solaris the better it is.

I don't want to force the issue. I am under the assumption that there
would be no impact at all for the geode developers.
I can live with status quo.

> Tim
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