Request for review: 7022370 Launcher ergonomics doesn't need per-architecture implementations

Gary Benson gbenson at
Mon Mar 7 09:57:38 UTC 2011

Hi David,

I'm good with these changes, and I'm happy for ergo_zero.c to vanish.


David Holmes wrote:
> Hopefully all interested parties are addressed in the cc lists.
> webrev at:
> The launcher ergonomics (ergo.c) currently relies on
> per-architecture, eg ergo_sparc.c, ergo_i586.c, files to define the
> actual ergonomics operations. Only x86 is actually CPU specific,
> both sparc and zero share the same platform independent
> implementation. It will simplify things if we provide a platform
> independent default in ergo.c that is conditionally compiled, and
> modify the build system to cause that compilation if a platform
> specific ergo file is not found.
> We can potentially delete all the ergo_*.c files except for
> ergo_i586.c, and we no longer require that there be a
> per-architecture file, which makes additional porting easier.
> Gary: do you mind seeing ergo_zero.c go away, or would you prefer to
> leave it in case someone is doing a local customization? I suppose
> the some consideration could be given to ergo_sparc.c too. Is
> anybody aware of downstream distros that modify these files to
> change the default ergonomics policies?
> Thanks,
> David Holmes


More information about the core-libs-dev mailing list