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Re: Warp

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,Eric Caloone <eric(dot)caloone(at)free(dot)fr>, pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Warp
Date: 2005-01-09 21:59:20
Message-ID: 200501092159.j09LxKO15796@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> >> Eric Caloone wrote:
> >>> It runs on OS/2 Warp 4 too (Postgres V8 RC3).
> >> 
> >> That is pretty hard to believe, since the code we distribute contains 
> >> neither shared library support nor spinlock support nor any of the 
> >> other port specific tweaks for OS/2.  And someone else is currently 
> >> working on porting to OS/2.  What's up with that?
> 
> > Someone posted an 8.0rc4 binary and it is mentioned in the current FAQ,
> > so yea, I think it works.
> 
> Posting a binary doesn't mean that they didn't have to hack the source.
> 
> As of 8.0 the spinlock support should be driven by CPU type not OS type,
> so as long as you build using a compiler that defines standard CPU
> symbols it should work.  In particular I'd expect a gcc build on OS/2 to
> not have any issues about spinlocks.
> 
> Shared libraries are another story --- there is no way we'd build shared
> libraries successfully without a Makefile.os2 and some additions to
> Makefile.shlib.  Given the importance of plpgsql I don't think we could
> consider a build with --disable-shared to be a "supported platform".

I assume OS/2 is like our Novell port in that it doesn't compile using
our CVS source but only with modified source.

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