Re: [PATCH] Add native windows on arm64 support

From: Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Michael Paquier <michael(at)paquier(dot)xyz>, Niyas Sait <niyas(dot)sait(at)linaro(dot)org>, Ian Lawrence Barwick <barwick(at)gmail(dot)com>, Thomas Munro <thomas(dot)munro(at)gmail(dot)com>, Julien Rouhaud <rjuju123(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org>, robhenry(at)microsoft(dot)com, "Jonathan S(dot) Katz" <jkatz(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Amit Kapila <amit(dot)kapila16(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add native windows on arm64 support
Date: 2023-05-08 19:17:31
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On 2023-05-06 00:35:40 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Michael Paquier <michael(at)paquier(dot)xyz> writes:
> > Seeing how simple this has become, I would be really tempted to get
> > that applied, especially if there's a buildfarm machine able to follow
> > up.. On the one hand, we are in a stability period for v16, so it may
> > not be the best moment ever. On the other hand, waiting one more year
> > sounds like a waste for a patch that just adds new code paths.
> Indeed, there's not much in this patch ... but it's impossible to see
> how "run on an entirely new platform" isn't a new feature. Moreover,
> it's a platform that very few of us will have any ability to support
> or debug for. I can't see how it's a good idea to shove this in
> post-feature-freeze. Let's plan to push it in when v17 opens.

I don't really have feelings either way - but haven't we gone further and even
backpatched things like spinlock support for new arches in the past?


Andres Freund

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