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Subject: Re: [hwloc-devel] hwloc-1.4 "gmake check" failure on Solaris-10/SPARC/gccfss [PATCH]
From: Paul H. Hargrove (PHHargrove_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-02 00:56:53

>Would that work?

Nope, I tried to address that question in a comment in the patch.
The link succeeds and the problem only occurs when the executable is RUN.
So one would need AC_TRY_RUN; and then one has openned the the
cross-compilation can-of-worms.


On 2/1/2012 9:51 PM, Brice Goglin wrote:
> We could also AC_TRY_LINK a program that uses ffsfoo (the one that
> actually breaks here).
> If it fails, we AC_TRY_LINK a program that uses ffsfoo with the
> __ffssi2() definition.
> If it fails, we define NEED_FFS_FIX
> And we just add the fix under #ifdef NEED_FFS_FIX in private/misc.h.
> Would that work?
> thanks
> Brice
> Le 02/02/2012 02:28, Paul H. Hargrove a écrit :
>> On 2/1/2012 11:46 AM, Paul H. Hargrove wrote:
>> [snip]
>>> So, in short: when building w/ this compiler, hwloc needs to behave
>>> as if the system lacks ffs().
>>> Making that happen is non-trivial because there are no preprocessor
>>> symbols defined by gccfss that would allow compile-time #if checks
>>> to distinguish gccfss from "vanilla" gcc. The only difference is in
>>> the string value of __VERSION__, which one could check at configure
>>> time.
>> Attached is a patch, relative to the svn trunk, which fixes this
>> problem in my testing.
>> As I outlined above, the approach is two-fold:
>> 1) Add configure-time logic to ID the buggy compiler
>> 2) Restructure include/private/misc.h to include a
>> Two things I'd like to note about the approach:
>> + The configure-time logic is NOT trying to determine the version
>> number, as I don't have a way (yet?) to pinpoint which version(s)
>> work correctly, and the Oracle Forums thread on the subject doesn't
>> say. So, it is conservatively assuming all "gccfss" versions are
>> broken.
>> + The misc.h changes are intentionally "generic" so one could add
>> other configure time checks to define HWLOC_HAVE_BROKEN_FFS based on
>> problems we've not yet discovered.
>> -Paul
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Paul H. Hargrove                          PHHargrove_at_[hidden]
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