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Re: what builds and what doesn't - worse than I expected

On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 03:58:16PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> The HOWTO is out of date, and I wanted to make sure the right thing was
> recommended.   My take is that the right recommendation now is
>    xen: 4.1
>    dom0: NetBSD 6 stable, amd64
> except that maybe it should be 4.2.   I looked at package building
> status for kernels and tools, with the first two columns being doing
> builds from 2014Q1 on my machines, and the second two being the official
> bulk builds.

Did you do builds using pbulk, or just a 'make package' from
command line ?
I wouldn't be surprised if this was another pbulk issue.
These are hard to debug.

> So I think we have a significant problem.   Part of it is that gcc 4.5
> is much fussier than 4.1, and has an internal error on some of the qemu
> stuff.  There are some other random errors.
> It would be really nice to get things working better for the next branch
> (6/15ish).  Specifically:
>   xentools41 and xentools42 building reliably
>   xen 2.0 is going to be deleted (so far no objections)
>   what about xen 3.3?  I expect people are still using it, even though
>   I'm not sure of any reasons not to move to 4.1 or 4.2.
>   any hope of PCI passthrough on 4.1/4.2?

Someone needs to convert the python patch we had for 31 for 4.1.
Not sure what's needed for 4.2.

>   any hope of NetBSD dom0 MP?

I may have some time to look at it, but no promose.

>   does NetBSD domU MP really work?

It does. the domUs building -6 packages are MP.

Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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