[Gluster-devel] Update on mgmt_v3-locks.t failure in netbsd

Vijay Bellur vbellur at redhat.com
Tue Apr 28 12:38:45 UTC 2015

On 04/28/2015 05:48 PM, Kaushal M wrote:
> AFAIU we've not officially supported 32-bit architectures for sometime
> (possibly for ever) as a community. But we had users running it
> anyway.
> 3.7 as it is currently, cannot run on 32-bit platforms. I've used
> atomic operations which depend on specific processor instructions, to
> increment a 64-bit (uint64_t) generation number. This is not possible
> on 32-bit platforms.
> I'm currently debating with myself and others around me, if we can be
> satisfied with using a 32-bit generation number. I used a 64-bit
> generation number, just to give us the widest possible range before
> running out. But a 32-bit generation number should be more than enough
> for normal usage.
> I'll update the list once we come to a decision.

Let us retain support for 32-bit platforms. Though as developers we do 
not run many tests on non 64-bit platforms, it would be not be good to 
break compatibility for 32-bit platforms as we have many community users 
running this


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