[RFC]: More robust build sys for UMR

StDenis, Tom Tom.StDenis at amd.com
Sun Feb 5 11:42:54 UTC 2017

Hi Edward,

Well the patches apply and work but I'm not really sure what problem it's meant to solve [😊] .  Building previously was actually simpler with "make" as opposed to "mkdir build && cd build && cmake .. && make".

On a BSD system (where this wouldn't really work without the corresponding debugfs entries) gmake could be used to build it provided ncurses/pciaccess were around.

If this legitimately makes it more stable to build on Linux systems then I'm all for it.  Can anyone elaborate on where the simple make system would fail?

(I'm not saying NAK I'm simply asking for my own edification).


From: Edward O'Callaghan <funfunctor at folklore1984.net>
Sent: Saturday, February 4, 2017 23:59
To: amd-gfx at lists.freedesktop.org
Cc: StDenis, Tom
Subject: [RFC]: More robust build sys for UMR

Keeping with the tradition of changing the build system on initial
release, here we go again.. This follow series introduces the cmake
build system that is intended to be a little more robust across
various distros and presumably the BSD's also. The installation
prefix is configurable in the usual cmake way:

Please kindly review,

Edward O'Callaghan (4):
 [PATCH 1/4] cmake_modules: Add libpciaccess finder
 [PATCH 2/4] cmake: Initial build system
 [PATCH 3/4] README: minor update for cmake buildsys
 [PATCH 4/4] drop orginal Makefile && stub bin/ directory
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