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Subject: Re: [boost] Building boost against uClibc on arm machine
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-06-27 09:03:37

Phil Endecott wrote:

> Piotr Borys wrote:
>> I'm trying to cross-compile boost for arm machine running linux with uClibc.
>> Most of the libs are built ok, but some of them (including one of the most
>> important to me: thread) failed.
> Interesting. I have an ARM Linux system that started out running
> uClibc but my colleague who was working on it was unable to get it to
> use the NPTL threads implementation; my understanding was that this was
> new and/or only available by applying a patch. I think that running
> using the older threads implementation, LinuxThreads, was possible with
> uClibc but less efficient and less functional. In the end we changed
> to glibc despite its larger size. Since then I have heard about
> "embedded glibc" which might give a better balance between
> functionality and size.
>> One of the mesgs was:
>> --------------------------------
>> gcc.compile.c++
>> bin.v2/libs/thread/build/gcc-4.3.2/debug/threading-multi/pthread/thread.o
>> libs/thread/src/pthread/thread.cpp: In static member function 'static
>> unsigned int boost::thread::hardware_concurrency()':
>> libs/thread/src/pthread/thread.cpp:394: error: 'get_nprocs' was not declared
>> in this scope
>> --------------------------------
> I think get_nprocs() is a glibc-ism; the POSIX portable equivalent
> (which I guess Boost::Thread should be using) is
> sysconf(_SC_NPROCESSORS_ONLN); maybe this will work on uClibc.

This is what fall-back code does, in fact. Whether it works on uClibc, I do
not know

- Volodya

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