[svn.haxx.se] · SVN Dev · SVN Users · SVN Org · TSVN Dev · TSVN Users · Subclipse Dev · Subclipse Users · this month's index

Re: New FAQ item?

From: Adam Gibson <agibson_at_ptm.com>
Date: 2004-02-01 20:02:27 CET

On Sun, 2004-02-01 at 13:29, Toshio wrote:
> hi,
> Here's a patch for something that hasn't become a FAQ on this list yet
> but I have seen a bunch in the Redhat bugzilla. It's related to the FAQ
> item regarding RH9 and NPTL.
> This FAQ could be merged into the RH9-NPTL FAQ instead, I just wrote it
> the way I thought would be most intuitive at the moment.
> -Toshio

> This problem can occur if you are using a kernel without NPTL
> support, for
> +which the solutions listed in <a href="#redhat-db">the previous
> problem</a>
> +are options. But they can also occur when you are running on an
> i[345]86 or
> +certain clones (AMD K6, for instance). In this case, only one
> fix has been
> +reported:
> +<ul>
> + <li>Rebuild db4 with --disable-posixmutex.</li>
> +</ul>
> +</p>

Likewise... the problem can occur if you use a version of glibc that is
not compiled for ntpl and the kernel is.

Fedora only includes an i686 and i386 build of glibc and the i386 of
build of glibc does not include ntpl/tls support. I didn't think to
rebuild db4 so my solution was to modify the fedora glibc spec file to
rebuild db4 with ntpl/tls support for an i586 target and that fixed
db4. I don't know if that broke anything though by doing that since I
do not run gui software on that one system... I only run apache on that
system and that seems to work ok.

I assume fedora/redhat has a reason that nptl was not enabled on the
i386 build of glibc. I am rather surprised that subversion was not
tested on a system older than an i686 system before releasing fedora
core 1 though. Since there was no mention of subversion problems in the
fedora core 1 release notes I assume they didn't know that the
subversion package they include does not work with the i386 glibc

To unsubscribe, e-mail: users-unsubscribe@subversion.tigris.org
For additional commands, e-mail: users-help@subversion.tigris.org
Received on Sun Feb 1 20:02:48 2004

This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Users mailing list.

This site is subject to the Apache Privacy Policy and the Apache Public Forum Archive Policy.