|Bill Allombert on Wed, 01 Feb 2006 00:18:24 +0100|
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|Re: possible solution for the asm kernel breakage|
On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 10:49:15AM -0500, Igor Schein wrote: > On Sun, Jan 29, 2006 at 06:04:40PM +0100, Bill Allombert wrote: > Bill, > > can you please define for the potential patch testers what the > symptoms of the problem are and the scope of testing? ./Configure > --kernel=none works fine on amd64 with CVS sources, so how would the > tester know whether the patch fixes anything. Or is the goal here to > make sure the patch doesn't break anything? Well, without the patch, PARI will not build on ppc with the asm kernel, which is already a bug. Whether the patch work is a matter of running nm -D libpari.so and check the resulting symbol list against another build (in particular nm -D libpari.so | grep divll should return something). However Karim is apparently considering another solution: a single kernel.c which will specifically include the level0 and level1 kernel rather than the LEVEL0/LEVEL1 symbol tricks. However there is the issue of asm level0 non-inline kernels. Cheeers, Bill.