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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] FreeBSD timer_base_open error?
From: George Bosilca (bosilca_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-26 00:23:00

I was working off-list with Brad on this. Brian is right, the logic in
configure.m4 is wrong. It overwrite the timer_linux_happy to yes if
the host match "i?86-*|x86_64*|ia64-*|powerpc-*|powerpc64-*|sparc*-*".
On FreeBSD host is i386-unknown-freebsd6.2.

Here is a quick and dirty patch. I just move the selection logic a
little bit around, without any major modifications.


Index: configure.m4
--- configure.m4 (revision 17970)
+++ configure.m4 (working copy)
@@ -40,14 +40,12 @@

- AS_IF([test "$timer_linux_happy" = "yes"],
- [AS_IF([test -r "/proc/cpuinfo"],
- [timer_linux_happy="yes"],
- [timer_linux_happy="no"])])
     case "${host}" in
- timer_linux_happy="yes"
+ AS_IF([test "$timer_linux_happy" = "yes"],
+ [AS_IF([test -r "/proc/cpuinfo"],
+ [timer_linux_happy="yes"],
+ [timer_linux_happy="no"])])

On Mar 25, 2008, at 10:31 PM, Brian Barrett wrote:
> On Mar 25, 2008, at 6:16 PM, Jeff Squyres wrote:
>> "linux" is the name of the component. It looks like opal/mca/timer/
>> linux/timer_linux_component.c is doing some checks during component
>> open() and returning an error if it can't be used (e.g,. if it's not
>> on linux).
>> The timer components are a little different than normal MCA
>> frameworks; they *must* be compiled in libopen-pal statically, and
>> there will only be one of them built.
>> In this case, I'm guessing that linux was built simply because
>> nothing
>> else was selected to be built, but then its component_open() function
>> failed because it didn't find /proc/cpuinfo.
> This is actually incorrect. The linux component looks for /proc/
> cpuinfo and builds if it founds that file. There's a base component
> that's built if nothing else is found. The configure logic for the
> linux component is probably not the right thing to do -- it should
> probably be modified to check both for that file (there are systems
> that call themselves "linux" but don't have a /proc/cpuinfo) is
> readable and that we're actually on Linux.
> Brian
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