[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/1] Autobuilder: add powerpc64 and powerpc64le

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Tue Nov 1 20:32:57 UTC 2016


On Tue, 1 Nov 2016 15:48:27 +0100, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> > * I haven't inlcuded a pre-built tool chain. I'd like to have one
> >   but I assume it can be set up separately.  
> That's the point I wanted to discuss. I think I'd prefer to have
> pre-built toolchains. Pre-built toolchains mean that people can much
> more quickly reproduce build failures, as they can re-use the
> pre-existing toolchain and just build the failing package. It *saves* a
> lot of time. Also, using pre-built toolchains means that our
> autobuilders CPU time is more dedicated into building packages than
> building the toolchain.
> The only drawback of pre-built toolchains is that they are not
> automatically rebuilt when the toolchains components are
> updated/patches. But I very regularly trigger a rebuild of the
> pre-built toolchains, at least whenever I see some gcc/binutils/libc
> changes, or when one of the person interested in a specific
> architecture/toolchain asks me to do so.
> So I think I'll just add a powerpc64/power7 pre-built toolchain and a
> powerpc64le/power8 pre-built toolchain, if that's OK with you.

I just added those toolchains in the autobuilder infrastructure:


So you should see the first build results for powerpc64(le) appear on
http://autobuild.buildroot.org within the next few hours.

I've also added you in the DEVELOPERS file as a developer for the
PowerPC architecture (which includes powerpc64/powerpc64le):


This way starting tomorrow morning, you will receive every day a
summary of the build failures that took place on powerpc.


Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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