glibc 2.25 machine status?

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Re: glibc 2.25 machine status?

Siddhesh Poyarekar-8
On Friday 03 February 2017 06:40 PM, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> This should not block the release and I've told Dave Miller (in the
> test status request thread) that he should just make whatever changes
> he needs making since it's restricted to the SPARC32 backend. Anything
> is better than broken.

Ack.

> My only goal today is to try fix this with a minimum of change and
> retest across all the affected arches. I have a bunch of boxes on loan
> to use for that.

That sounds good.

>> - I have posted a tunables test case fix that I'll commit soon if
>>   nobody objects
>
> Your patches there look good to me.

Thanks,
Siddhesh
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Re: glibc 2.25 machine status?

Adhemerval Zanella-2
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On 03/02/2017 11:11, Carlos O'Donell wrote:

> On 02/03/2017 06:36 AM, Siddhesh Poyarekar wrote:
>> On Friday 03 February 2017 05:00 PM, Adhemerval Zanella wrote:
>>> One option could be removing [1] and check if fixing [2] yields any performance gain
>>> compared to [1].  Otherwise removing both is the best option.
>>>
>>> In any way, it is a nice fix to have, but it is not a release blocker imho.
>>
>> Thanks for the detailed analysis.  Changing routines so close to the
>> release is a bit tricky IMO and we have in the past deferred it until
>> after the release.  I'd say lets do the same for this too unless not
>> fixing this has a significant and known impact on known applications or
>> workloads on sparc.
>
> I think Dave or the distributions should make that choice, but if it's really
> broken then fixing it would be better than nothing.
>

I think the idea is to just defer this specific issue to 2.26 and not
handle it as a release blocker.
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Re: glibc 2.25 machine status?

David Miller-13
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From: Carlos O'Donell <[hidden email]>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 08:08:15 -0500

> Siddhesh won't be cutting the branch until Sunday because of a few other
> last minute blocker's that we're clearing off the decks.
>
> Therefore if you want to commit the SPARC-only changes, please do so,
> and post the test results to the wiki?
>
> https://sourceware.org/glibc/wiki/Release/2.25
>
> Anything in the wiki is better than nothing. Just saying what system
> you used for testing and compiler+binutils+kernel combination is useful
> information for others.

Will do, thanks.
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