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From: Tim S. Woodall (twoodall_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-15 10:51:30

There is a problem in the linux code:

[twoodall_at_roadkill linux]$ svn diff
Index: paffinity_linux_module.c
--- paffinity_linux_module.c (revision 6884)
+++ paffinity_linux_module.c (working copy)
@@ -162,7 +162,7 @@
     We do not have the CPU_ZERO(), CPU_SET(), CPU_ISSET(), etc. macros.

-static int make_mask(unsigned int &len, unsigned long **mask)
+static int make_mask(unsigned int *len, unsigned long **mask)


[twoodall_at_roadkill linux]$

> Is anyone having problems compiling the "linux" paffinity component?
> It turns out that there are *3* different implementations of the Linux
> system call sched_setaffinity() (and 3 different corresponding
> prototypes -- #@$@#$%!!!). The differences seem to be loosely
> categorized as:
> 1. implementation that was back-ported to 2.4 kernels (the one that is
> listed in sched_setaffinity(2))
> 2. implementation in early 2.6 kernels
> 3. implementation in later 2.6 kernels
> (although there seem to be some exceptions to the above categorization)
> Plus, at least some 2.4 kernels seem to have broken aspects. Or is it
> glibc? Who knows, who cares: in some places, the CPU_ZERO() macro
> won't compile.
> The default code path is for case #3. I have fixes for all cases ready
> to commit, but they involve changes to that component's configure.m4,
> which means making everyone re-run
> Unless someone is actively running into compilation problems now, I was
> planning until waiting until tonight to commit (observing the "try not
> to cause people to re-run during the US work day" rule).