[Mesa-dev] [PATCH] travis: manually generate sys/syscall.h

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 16:30:45 UTC 2018

On 24 July 2018 at 17:07, Dylan Baker <dylan.c.baker at intel.com> wrote:
> Quoting Emil Velikov (2018-07-24 08:56:55)
>> On 24 July 2018 at 11:29, Eric Engestrom <eric.engestrom at intel.com> wrote:
>> > On Thursday, 2018-07-19 15:33:33 +0300, Andres Gomez wrote:
>> >> Until now, the needed bits were wrongly included in linux/memfd.h
>> >>
>> >> Since Travis' sys/syscall.h doesn't provide the SYS_memfd_create, we
>> The definition has moved across libc versions. Initially it was in
>> memfd.h these days it's in bits/syscall.h
>> > Isn't this a matter of libc version? Isn't the right fix to upgrade the
>> > libc in the container instead of faking its files?
>> >
>> Last time I've looked either a) updated package wasn't available or b)
>> it required sudo true (no more container, bring the VM)
>> > And if the libc required is quite recent, what we need is a fallback in
>> > the code to support older libc (possibly with some features missing),
>> > which this build failure rightly reports.
>> >
>> Keep in mind that Travis uses Ubuntu Trusty, which isn't really a user
>> of mesa-git and nearly EOL.
>> Since this is a build testing only, I would stick with the "build
>> everything" mindset and vote in favour of this workaround.
>> Please change the Fixes tag to 3228335b55c - the first user of
>> syscall.h. With that
>> Reviewed-by: Emil Velikov <emil.velikov at collabora.com>
>> -Emil
> I prefer this approach as well as a short term fix. Perhaps a better long term
> solution would be to build our own docker image that contains a more realistic
> set of minimum versions for building current mesa than a 4 year old LTS (we
> could build off of 16.04 for example).
Maintaining a docker image requires a bit more time, so I'd suggest
stick with this for now.


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