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Re: [PATCH v2 10/12] soft-fp: Add the lack of implementation for 128 bit

Joseph Myers <> 於 2018年7月19日 週四 上午4:40寫道:
> On Wed, 18 Jul 2018, Zong Li wrote:
> > > I think consideration of (a revised version of) this patch is most
> > > appropriately deferred until 2.29 (and probably likewise the new port
> > > itself, given the associated risks and the lack of posting before the
> > > freeze - posting before the freeze being particularly important for any
> > > architecture-independent changes involved in a new port).
> >
> > I know this concern and mechanism in glibc. Is there a chance to
> > include this modification at this moment? Because this new port
> > is the only one port to use it.
> Well, being in the freeze you could test the patch much more extensively
> than would normally be expected for such a patch to justify it as not
> affecting existing configurations.

Thanks, I am going to do my best to fix up this port problem before
release date.

> I'm thinking of a before-and-after
> comparison of installed stripped shared libraries built with
> - build unmodified glibc for all configurations
> supports, using the --strip option, save the install
> directories, rebuild for all configurations with the patch applied (and no
> other changes), compare the <configuration>/lib* directories with the
> saved copies from the previous build to make sure that none of the
> installed stripped shared libraries have changed at all (and also make
> sure that the test results are identical for the two builds).
> That would be overkill for this patch normally - but late in the freeze as
> we are, we need to be much, much more careful about not breaking other
> configurations, and so much more thorough testing is appropriate (and of
> course the patch submission message then needs to describe that testing).

This idea is awesome. That is helpful for port developer no matter for new port
or old port, thanks for your effort.

> --
> Joseph S. Myers

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