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Re: QEMU Automated Testing (was [Qemu-devel] qemu Makefile.target vl.h h

From: Thiemo Seufer
Subject: Re: QEMU Automated Testing (was [Qemu-devel] qemu Makefile.target vl.h hw/acpi.c hw/adlib.c ...)
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 11:36:00 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.16 (2007-06-11)

Andreas Färber wrote:
> Am 27.07.2007 um 16:58 schrieb Sunil Amitkumar Janki:
>> Dan Shearer wrote:
>>> I see this as a different class of testing
>>> [...], checking out and compiling
>>> under different circumstances. That's very valuable, and will help
>>> address a problem that drives away a lot of potential QEMU users - they
>>> just can't compile it.
>> That would be great. I am regularly compiling and using QEMU CVS
>> snapshots because features get added all the time. A lot of the time
>> it happens that these build fine on x86 whereas they don't work on
>> other architectures because the developers don't have access to those.
>> I have been running self-built Slackware 12.0 on MIPS for the last
>> few months and would like to run QEMU on that architecture. previously
>> it built but didn't run, but now it doesn't even compile anymore. The
>> error message I get is the following: [...]
> I recently reported build failure of the ppc target on OS X due to an 
> unsupported GCC feature but no-one has shown any interest in fixing it, 
> neither applying my workaround patch nor proposing a different solution.
> It's a strange phenomenon that many other open source projects don't suffer 
> - qemu seems to expect everyone to patch it herself instead of fixing 
> problems in the repository at their origin. Major example being qemu 
> clinging on to GCC 3.x instead of supporting both 3 and 4 by updating and 
> integrating the existing patches that worked for 0.9.0.

The patches I remember did either break other compilers or were a
maintenance nightmare of postprocessed assembler output.


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