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Subject: Re: [hwloc-devel] libpci: GPL
From: Samuel Thibault (samuel.thibault_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-02-05 19:55:18

Jeff Squyres (jsquyres), le Wed 06 Feb 2013 01:41:21 +0100, a écrit :
> On Feb 5, 2013, at 3:50 PM, Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > Jeff Squyres (jsquyres), le Tue 05 Feb 2013 22:52:01 +0100, a écrit :
> >> It was just pointed out to me that libpci is licensed under the GPL (not the LGPL).
> >
> > I'm told that we could use libpciaccess instead, which is BSD.
> That would be great -- is it easily available?

Yes. I've made a quick port, it does work. libpciaccess is however a
bit buggy (it doesn't find my nvidia card for instance), and does not
support finding capabilities (but we can do this by hand).

> Do we still want to offer a non-default configure switch (with
> appropriate big, flashing banner in configure that says "YOU WILL BE
> GPL!")?