[csw-maintainers] Buildfarm setup - documentation

Peter FELECAN pfelecan at opencsw.org
Thu Oct 3 15:57:31 CEST 2013

Dagobert Michelsen <dam at opencsw.org> writes:

> Hi Yann,
> Am 03.10.2013 um 15:41 schrieb Yann Rouillard <yann at pleiades.fr.eu.org>:
>> openssl has it own build system with specific build flags, that must be the reason why it requires SSE2 and SSE and not most other binaries.
>> I will look for the options at fault.
>> But BTW what is our policy concerning enabling of SSE/SSE2 ?
> I guess we don't have one yet.

Currently we use as a default Pentium Pro. Maybe it's not adequate. But,
I'm not aware, for the moment, of the consequences.

>> I didn't have a complain so far about it and I suspect that this set
>> of instructions helps to speed up some cryptographic codes in
>> openssl, so I wonder if this is a good idea to remove them.
> Adding another ISA as option will probably take quite some time.
> Peter, do you think your use case is common enough to justify the
> extra work for Yann? Would using a VM on a more modern machine
> be also possible?

Using a VM, even on modern machine, has it's own inconvenients and,
frankly, who can imagine a build farm on VMs? It requires bare metal for
a lot of reasons.

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