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Re: [Qemu-devel] KVM call for 2017-03-14

From: Dr. David Alan Gilbert
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] KVM call for 2017-03-14
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:01:14 +0000
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* Juan Quintela (address@hidden) wrote:
> Peter Maydell <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On 14 March 2017 at 09:13, Stefan Hajnoczi <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 11:02:01AM +0100, Peter Maydell wrote:
> >> The minimum requirements for the new language:
> >> 1. Does it support the host operating systems that QEMU runs on?
> >> 2. Does it support the host architectures that QEMU runs on?
> >
> > Speaking of this, I was thinking that we should introduce
> > a rule that for any host OS/arch we support we must have
> > a build machine so we can at least do a compile test.
> > For instance if you believe configure we support Solaris
> > and AIX, but I bet they're bit-rotting. The ia64 backend
> > has to be a strong candidate for being dumped too.
> > Demanding "system we can test on or we drop support"
> > would let us more clearly see what we're actually running
> > on and avoid unnecessarily ruling things out because they
> > don't support Itanium or AIX...
> YES, YES and YES.
> I demand an osX build machine NOW!!!!  Remote access is ok.
> Now more seriously, I can (relatively easy) compile test my pull
> requests with:
> - linux x86 (latest fedora, but I can get an older one if needed)
> - linux x86_64 (latest fedor,, but the same)
> - mingw64 32bit (latest fedora, but here I have the problem that Peter
>   uses a different crosscompiler than me)
> - mingw64 32bit (the same)
> But for the rest, I need to wait that somebody told me that it breaks
> the build.  Normally it is things like size_t is 32bit instead of 64bit
> or some stupid things like that, that are trivial to fix if I can
> compile there before doing the pull submission.

I also do a FreeBSD VM, and grab an aarch64 and/or PPC bigendian host
to test on.

(I could grab an ia64 host, but I don't think I could find anything
to install on it that would be new enough for the rest of our build


> Later, Juan.
Dr. David Alan Gilbert / address@hidden / Manchester, UK

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