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From "Rana Dasgupta" <rdasg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] M3 - code frozen
Date Wed, 26 Sep 2007 16:25:25 GMT
On 9/26/07, Xiao-Feng Li <xiaofeng.li@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/26/07, Stepan Mishura <stepan.mishura@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 9/25/07, Xiao-Feng Li <xiaofeng.li@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi, Stepan and folks,
> > >
> > > After looking at the testing results in the page given below, I feel
> > > the status of the revisionon X86-64 is quite "good". It is not
> > > perfect, but better than I expected.  I'd suggest we consider to
> > > include X86-64 into our M3 build this time. It's an acceptable
> > > starting baseline, and we can improve it and will see better situation
> > > with M4, M5, etc.
> > >
> > > How do you guys think?
> > >
> >
> > Yes, I agree that it looks quite good. I think it is possible to
> > release it but I think we should be aware about its status (i.e.
> > quality) - it is less tested and results are worse then for x86. If we
> > want to release it then IMHO that all testing results available should
> > be reviewed and summary of existing problems should be created. If
> > there are no blocking issues for x86_64 release then I think it can be
> > released. (Why not?)
> > I assume that most of the folks are looking into x86 failres first..
> > So if you volunteer to review testing results for x86_64 that would be
> > great!
>
> Stepan, my suggestion was to take current status as the starting
> baseline for X86-64. We don't need spend additional time for any
> failures specific to X86-64 this time. In my last email, I mentioned
> that I had checked the "must-pass" tests and thought they are ok. I
> never engaged in a releasing procedure, so I don't know what are
> considered to be "blocking issues", and what kind of summary we need.
> Do you mean the list of failures?
>
>
I think that it is probably OK to include X86-64 in M3 with a simple
disclaimer in the release notes about it not being error free and lack
of heap support  > 4GB. Stepan, is there a problem with doing this,
given that we are adding a new platform?

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