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

Ilia Mirkin imirkin at alum.mit.edu
Thu May 7 10:21:51 PDT 2015

On Thu, May 7, 2015 at 3:59 AM, Michel Dänzer <michel at daenzer.net> wrote:
> 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/.

FTR, I fully agree with this assessment (it's the distributor's
problem), but my main priority was making sure "make install" works.



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