[Mesa-dev] [PATCH] clover: add --with-icd-file-dir option

Michel Dänzer michel at daenzer.net
Thu May 7 00:59:41 PDT 2015

On 05.05.2015 01:47, Tom Stellard wrote:
> On Mon, May 04, 2015 at 10:13:19AM -0400, Ilia Mirkin wrote:
>> On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 10:04 AM, Tom Stellard <tom at stellard.net> wrote:
>>> On Sat, May 02, 2015 at 01:31:41PM -0400, Ilia Mirkin wrote:
>>>> On Sat, May 2, 2015 at 1:19 PM, EdB <edb+mesa at sigluy.net> wrote:
>>>>> The standard ICD file path is /etc/OpenCL/vendor/.
>>>>> However it doesn't fit well with custom build.
>>>>> This option allow ICD vendor file installation path override
>>>>> ---
>>>>>  configure.ac                           | 6 ++++++
>>>>>  src/gallium/targets/opencl/Makefile.am | 2 +-
>>>>>  2 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>>> diff --git a/configure.ac b/configure.ac
>>>>> index 095e23e..bf08d76 100644
>>>>> --- a/configure.ac
>>>>> +++ b/configure.ac
>>>>> @@ -2005,6 +2005,12 @@ AC_ARG_WITH([d3d-libdir],
>>>>>      [D3D_DRIVER_INSTALL_DIR="$withval"],
>>>>>      [D3D_DRIVER_INSTALL_DIR="${libdir}/d3d"])
>>>>> +AC_ARG_WITH([icd-file-dir],
>>>>> +    [AS_HELP_STRING([--with-icd-file-dir=DIR],
>>>>> +        [directory for the OpenCL ICD vendor file @<:@/etc/OpenCL/vendors@:>@])],
>>>>> +    [ICD_FILE_INSTALL_DIR="$withval"],
>>>>> +    [ICD_FILE_INSTALL_DIR="/etc/OpenCL/vendors"])
>>>> What about making this default to ${sysconfdir}/OpenCL/vendors ? That
>>>> way using --prefix should auto-make it go into the prefix instead of
>>>> unexpectedly installing things outside of the specified prefix? That
>>>> way a distro build which specifies --sysconfdir as /etc will get it in
>>>> the right place, while by default it'll go into /usr/local/etc and a
>>>> user can override the icd loader's default behaviour with
>>> I would prefer not to make this the default behavior, because it violates the spec
>>> and there could potentially be multiple icd implementations, which may or may not have
>>> the overrides.
>>> I think the best solution would be to rename the option to something like
>>> --enable-ocl-icd-respect-prefix (suggestions for other names encouraged).
>>> and have the option enable the behavior that Ilia is describing.
>>> This will give distros and advanced users a way to setup their system
>>> the way they want.
>> It's just a very anti-autoconf thing to do to have "make install" fail
>> by default unless you specify some "hey, i actually want make install
>> to work" option.
>> I think it's crazy to expect that, by default, people will want to
>> write over their system installs, and having things go outside of the
>> specified --prefix is very surprising (unless you force some other
>> option). And asking the user to run "make install" as root is even
>> crazier.
> My expectation is that, by default, when people specify --enable-opencl-icd
> they want an implementation that conforms to the specification.
> Unfortunately, this means installing icd files to /etc.
> There is no good solution here, but I'd rather have users specify a flag
> to get a sane build system, than requiring them to set a flag and set
> an environment variable just to get working OpenCL with the ICD loader.
>> I guess I haven't hit this yet because there's no OpenCL support in
>> nouveau or freedreno, but I made the same stink about vdpau when Emil
>> tried to make it install to some system location by default. At least
>> a few people seemed to agree with me back then...
> Does the vdpau spec also require installation to a specific system director
> (e.g. /etc/) ?

Tom, I think ensuring that the OpenCL ICD loader can pick up the
mesa.icd file is something for the distributor / administrator / user to
worry about, not Mesa upstream.

There's a similar situation with the drirc file, which is installed
inside the prefix by default but only read from /etc/.

Earthling Michel Dänzer               |               http://www.amd.com
Libre software enthusiast             |             Mesa and X developer

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