On Fri, 16 Mar 2007 12:00:38 +0100 Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> ATM it doesn't look like we can enable 2.6.16 by default in 7.0. The reasons:
It's a pity.
> - java showstopper (epoll not implemented)
> - futex/TLS for amd64 not in -current for testing
> - futexes not completely right
> - *at() not implemented
> - the time to test a 2.6.16 default until 7.0 shrinks fast
> Roman has some preliminary work regarding *at() and it looks good to
> him. He wants me to test some stuff but I don't have enough time in
> the next weeks because of work related stuff. Any volunteers to help
The next week I'll have an access to needed hardware and have some
(not many but...). I'm waiting for instructions.
> In p4 we have the futex/TLS stuff for amd64 but because of the futexes
> not completely right part it is not committed to current yet. As we
> already have the futex and TLS stuff for i386 on a similar level in
> current, I would say we should go ahead and sync the amd64 stuff. It
> is not used by default, so we don't break existing linux stuff and we
> get the benefit of more people being able to have a look at it and
> play with it. So what are your opinions, shall we give jkim@ the green
> light to MFp4 the futex/TLS stuff?
I'd vote for committing.
Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, http://www.ipt.ru Telephone & Internet SP
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