It causes no problems on/for the systems supported by trunk before the patch went in - it just means that in some situations it doesn't work on/for the systems enabled by that patch.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Squyres [mailto:jsquyres_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: 04 May 2012 11:51
> To: Evan Clinton
> Cc: Peter Robinson; Leif Lindholm; Open MPI Developers
> Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] [PATCH] Open MPI on ARMv5
> What I need to know in the immediate future is: does this affect the
> new patch that we just put in the 1.6rc2 tarball?
> Meaning: I want to release 1.6 in the immediate future. Is this a
> blocker? If so, how fast can we get a fix?
> On May 2, 2012, at 6:07 PM, Evan Clinton wrote:
> > What I mean to say is that, as far as I can tell, in Open MPI's
> > configure stuff there's a switch based on what it detects the host
> > processor as (and this detection could be overridden by specifying
> > --host= thing); this is probably not the best way to do it.
> > (sorry for the double-post again, dangit)
> > On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 5:52 PM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson_at_[hidden]>
> >> On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 10:38 PM, Evan Clinton
> <evan.m.clinton_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >>>> The Fedora guys are having trouble building the armv5tel variant
> (well, they did before this patch too, but... :)
> >>> Ah, I think the problem is that the build system is not playing
> >>> with cross-compiles (which it looks like that's doing
> >>> in that case, compiling for armv5 on an armv7 box)). I think an
> >>> immediate workaround would be to do ./configure
> >>> --host=armv5tel-unknown-linux-gnueabi or similar (in addition to
> >>> specifying the target -march). I think you'd need to specify the
> >>> --host in a similar manner for any cross-compile of Open MPI?
> >> It's not cross compiling, it's native compile although it might be
> >> underlying armv7 device but it's running a armv5tel userspace.
> >> Ultimately for distribution compile platforms it should be paying
> >> attention to what the build system is telling it to compile for not
> >> the underlying device because it's built once and could be run on
> >> number of devices.
> >> Peter
> Jeff Squyres
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