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From Carl Trieloff <cctriel...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: FreeBSD build
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2008 14:40:50 GMT
Steve Huston wrote:
> Hi Paul,
>
>   
>> Anyone successfully built c++ M3 (or M2...) on FreeBSD (v7)?
>>     
>
> Not that I know of.
>
>   
>> I've been
>> hacking at it (M3 from the source repository) for a day or so 
>> since I need
>> the c++ client API on that platform. I've had some success 
>> getting past
>> various compile and linking errors, but I'm stumped at this 
>> point with this
>> one. Looks like it's related to the poll()/epoll() choice...
>>     
>
> Exactly... The low-level I/O facility needs to be written/customized
> for each platform so far. Linux uses epoll, Solaris uses ECF, Windows
> uses IOCP. The job for FreeBSD would be (first) to look at how to do
> this most effectively. If you need the client only, select() would be
> least common denominator and could be added fairly easily.
>
> You'd want to look at the Poller class and PollerHandle (and
> DispatchHandle) for some background info.
>
> The other potential problems are the things in the
> qpid/cpp/src/qpid/sys/posix subdirectories - make sure that what was
> done on Linux/Solaris is valid for FreeBSD as well - threads, timers,
> etc. I expect that you won't find much trouble there.
>
> Let us know how you make out.
>
>   

Paul,

I would go from trunk, as the Windows, Solaris refactoring should help 
you when hacking
for BSD. Shout if you need any help.

Carl.

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