[openfabrics-ewg] 32-bit build for ppc64 is required

Michael S. Tsirkin mst at mellanox.co.il
Wed Feb 14 05:29:25 PST 2007

> Quoting Stefan Roscher <ossrosch at linux.vnet.ibm.com>:
> Subject: 32-bit build for ppc64 is required
> Hi,
> after building the latest ofed build package we recognized that on PPC64 only
> 64-bit libaries were build.
> Because we have customers using older userpace apllications which are
> certified for 32-bit we think additional 32bit support is a requirement for 64bit builds.
> If OFED 1.2 supports 32 bit on ppc64, we have to change the install
> directory.I would suggest to install 32-bit binaries into
> /usr/local/ofed/bin32 directory. So no changes on current naming conventions
> has to be done.The libaries are installed in the /usr/local/ofed/lib directory.

The standard practice is to install 64 bit libraries under prefix/lib64
and 32 bit libraries under prefix/lib. Why would PPC64 be any different?

I do not think we need 32 bit binaries at all, and there's no other package
I'm aware of that uses "bin32".



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