Re: [GR] DD should be allowed to perform binary-only uploads
On Mon, 12 Feb 2007 10:20:12 -0500, Yaroslav Halchenko
> The discussion is either it is as reliable to use emulator (QEMU in
> particular) as the real box. You brought an example where build
> process under emulator failed. I mentioned that it might be not
> emulator false but build chain and you pretty much agree to that. So
> how that brings emulator under question of its equivalence in terms
> of building packages to the real box?
I should like to say right off that I do not have concrete
examples of failure or differing behaviour. But, in theory, any
emulator is just trying to replicate the behaviour of a pievce of
hardware, and there are potential issues with both accuracy and
completeness of emulation. So, unless one is claiming perfect
emulation, there is alway potential of the emulated behaviour being
subtly different. This is especially true of computations (built
tests, etc) that are multi threaded, or otherwise rely on
synchronization and timing.
So I can certainly see build time testing giving very
different results on emulated hardware as opposed to real hardware.
The greater question is, if the archive masters request
developers not to submit packages built on emulated hardware, should
that request not be heeded?
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