[Pixman] Help with sending patch
siarhei.siamashka at gmail.com
Sat May 23 05:11:27 PDT 2015
On Fri, 22 May 2015 17:07:35 -0300
Fernando Seiti Furusato <ferseiti at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> On 05/22/2015 04:41 PM, Siarhei Siamashka wrote:
> > On Fri, 22 May 2015 13:22:10 -0300
> > Fernando Seiti Furusato <ferseiti at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> >> Hello!
> >> I work with package porting to ppc64le and I am currently working on pixman.
> >> Although the package compiles on the aforementioned architecture, the tests
> >> fail.
> > Hello. Thanks for contacting us. This issue looks very much like
> > https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87001
> Indeed, much probably the same I get here.
> > At that time it was not very clear whether such hardware really existed
> > in the hands of the end users. And the reporter did not seem to be very
> > much interested in resolving it.
> Yes, I think it was more of a rush to get it to build on ppc64le (Breno and I
> were still working on making Debian support ppc64le officially).
> >> What should be the best way to send that patch?
> > This is explained in the 'Contributing' and 'Sending patches'
> > sections of
> > http://cgit.freedesktop.org/pixman/plain/README
> All right, I will take a look.
> > It may take a bit of time to get familiar with this if you have no
> > prior experience with git. But on a positive side, many other open
> > source projects handle patches in the same way, so it's a generally
> > useful knowledge.
> I couldn't agree more. Will try to make it right at first try :)
> >> I appreciate any help on this.
> > Also before you send the patch, please pay special attention to making
> > sure that the Altivec code still works correctly (passes the 'make
> > check' test) with all the PPC flavours (big and little endian, 32-bit
> > and 64-bit mode). And please mention this in the commit message.
> Roger that.
OK, looks like everything is going to be alright.
BTW, I have just confirmed the ppc64le problems using QEMU and my
old MIPS guide from https://github.com/ssvb/QEMU/wiki/MIPS
It's good that nowadays QEMU appears to support ppc64le out of the box.
This means that at least some testing can be done even without having
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