[ovs-dev] [PATCH] tests: Also enable FreeBSD libc debugging

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Mon Oct 1 21:49:53 UTC 2012

On Mon, Oct 01, 2012 at 05:40:29PM -0400, Ed Maste wrote:
> On 1 October 2012 17:19, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 01, 2012 at 09:11:31PM +0000, Ed Maste wrote:
> >> Signed-off-by: Ed Maste <emaste at adaranet.com>
> >
> > Applied, thanks.
> >
> >> There should probably be an OS check to set only the appropriate environment
> >> variables.  I'm not sure if there's a generic autotest way to do that while
> >> building atlocal from atlocal.in though (vs. a switch on $(uname) in the
> >> generated file).  Perhaps not worth addressing, since they're just env vars.
> >
> > The latter was my own thought.
> Ahh, as it turns out the new jemalloc in FreeBSD 10 uses a different
> config string format, so I'll eventually need a uname switch anyway
> (although the FreeBSD 10 release is a ways off).
> Does something like this seem reasonable?

Sure.  I'd use `` instead of $() because the Autoconf manual says that
it is more portable use of shell, but everything else looks good to me.

> > Do you guys use ovs-ctl (or plan to?).  I'd happily take a patch to
> > ovs-lib to add freebsd support there.  I guess we'd either rename the
> > "glibc" wrapper to something more generic or add a "bsd" or "freebsd"
> > wrapper; I'd be OK with either choice.
> We're not currently using ovs-ctl.  Probably the closet right now is
> start scripts in the FreeBSD ports tree for the db and vswitchd:
> http://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports/head/net/openvswitch/files/ovsdb-server.in?revision=302330&view=markup
> http://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports/head/net/openvswitch/files/ovs-vswitchd.in?view=markup
> On a quick look there are some interesting bits in ovs-ctl and ovs-lib
> - I'll try to investigate in more detail.

Your scripts are certainly an order of magnitude simpler, there's a
lot to like in that ;-)

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