[Rpm-maint] [Suse patch] Machine detection changes

Paul Nasrat pnasrat at redhat.com
Tue May 29 09:31:47 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-05-25 at 10:48 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> Ok, I'm a bit clueless here...
> - Restoring SIGILL handler sounds like the right thing to do, it's just
>    that "signal handler" and "rpm" in the same sentence give be the shivers
>    (probably from the 4.1 era of scriptlet signal handling hangs) :)
> - Detecting transmeta - sure, why not. 
> - Renaming parisc -> hppa: dunno, I'm totally unfamiliar with the
>    hw platform - does somebody actually care about it still? 
> - PPC changes, again dunno, not familiar with the hw. There must've been
>    a reason for that stuff back in the day (around 2002), but whether
>    it's relevant anymore... somebody more familiar with PPC care to
>    comment? The original changelogs wrt removed PPC stuff in this patch say
>    the following:
>    - trap SIGILL for ppc64 inline asm voodoo fix from cross-dressed ppc32.
>    - add pmac/ppciseries/ppcpseries varieties to ppc arch family

I know the ppc test doesnt work on newer eg powerV and friends.

I'm reluctant to fiddle with platform detction right now, I think the
whole process needs to be re-evaluated in the future so I'd prefer not
including this one right now.


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