[dpdk-dev] [RFC PATCH] replace DPDK config and build system

Wiles, Keith keith.wiles at intel.com
Thu Jun 8 20:21:01 CEST 2017

> On Jun 8, 2017, at 1:07 PM, Christian Ehrhardt <christian.ehrhardt at canonical.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 10:26 AM, Stephen Hemminger <
> stephen at networkplumber.org> wrote:
>> On a side note, it would be good to use the GCC extensions that allow
>> building different versions of the same routine into one binary.
> And we are back to the discussion we had two years ago about how to deliver
> generic yet also optimized binaries in one shot.
> But if the new build system can enable us to do so I'm all in for that.
> Thanks for bringing this up in that context Stephen - might be just the
> right time to look at it again.

I agree we need to look into supporting this feature, but I think we need to get the new build system (if we are going to adopt it) to parity to our current build system first.

We need to make sure we can build on the different distro as I ran into version issues with Ninja and Meson using Ubuntu 17.04. I had to upgrade Meson to latest, which was not in 17.04 release :-(

I think Bruce touched on this issue around eliminating or reducing greatly the number of configuration options in our config file today.

> -- 
> Christian Ehrhardt
> Software Engineer, Ubuntu Server
> Canonical Ltd


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