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Re: hppa in danger of being ignored for testing migration and eventual removal

On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 11:17:54AM -0400, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 5:34 PM, dann frazier <dannf@dannf.org> wrote:
> >> > * Has progress been made regarding the thread library migration?
> >>
> >> The thread library migration code is complete, and passes the
> >> testsuite without regression, including a bespoke testsuite I wrote to
> >> verify the compatibility code works.
> >>
> >> I've sent the first round of patches to Aurelien Jarno (debian-glibc)
> >> for integration, but after discussion it was determined that we would
> >> transition to NPTL when glibc releases 2.10 (in about a week).
> >
> > cool - do you have a pointer to the transition plan?
> The transition plan has only been discussed verbally between Aurelian
> and myself. In one week the 2.10 release comes out, and I plan to hand
> Aurelian a new set of patches for debian to include. At this point
> NPTL is officially turned on, the compat code is in place, and nobody
> should notice any difference, except that you are now using the new
> threading infrastructure in the kernel. Kinks may need to be ironed
> out.
> Does this, more or less answer your question?

Yeah, mostly. Is it the case that anything built w/ a 2.10 glibc will
use NPTL, and all previous binaries will use linuxthreads?

> >> I run stock: linux-image-2.6.26-1-parisc64-smp (2.6.26-13)
> >> on my SMP 2x PA8700 system without any problems.
> >
> > There are several reports of stability on various mixtures of
> > kernel/platform - and the non-buildd debian.org hppa machine seems to
> > be quite stable as well. But, once we start running a buildd on
> > something, instability issues abound.
> If kernel instability is the next big ticket issue, then I'll help
> with that after the NPTL transition is complete. Please ping me in two
> weeks.
> Cheers,
> Carlos.

dann frazier

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