Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 06:52:04 -0500 From: "A. Wilcox" <awilfox@...lielinux.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: time64 switchover -- distro plans? On 26/10/2019 23:08, Rich Felker wrote: > This thread is a call for feedback from distros (or other > similarly-situated systems integrators) using musl with 32-bit archs. > Everything is moving smoothly on my side for upcoming time64 > switchover which will be included in the next release, 1.2.0. But with > this involving ABI issues between packages and changes that some > software may not be ready for, it will likely be at least somewhat > disruptive to distros/users. > > In particular: > > * Are there resources I could/should make available that will help > things go smoothly? > > * Are you available for testing building and running packages against > time64 musl prior to release? We can launch a full distro build against any given musl commit on 32-bit PowerPC and ARM (v7). We have test suites enabled on 1280 of our 2087 packages (~61%) so that should help find bugs if any. I can also then install it on a Power Mac G4 and a Raspberry Pi 2 we have set aside for testing experimental changes. It'd be much more difficult, but if nobody else offers i586 testing, we *may* be able to do that as well. Let us know. > From my side, I'm planning to write up release notes/announcement far > more detailed than usual, with instructions on switchover, what ABI > compatibility/stability does & doesn't mean, possible pitfalls, tips > for catching code that may have time64-related bugs, etc., and just > basic FAQ items like whether you need a 5.1+ kernel (no) or kernel > headers (no). That sounds great. > I'll also be building and testing some software on i386 and sh at > least; I already started with busybox, which just got the main > time64-readiness issue I was aware of fixed. > > I think I'll push the last of the time64 patches within the next week, > possibly sooner, meaning "distros start testing" is a thing that could > begin really soon if anyone's up for it. We would probably be ready for this in November. Best, --arw -- A. Wilcox (awilfox) Project Lead, Adélie Linux https://www.adelielinux.org Download attachment "signature.asc" of type "application/pgp-signature" (834 bytes)
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