Bug#437326: boinc-client: please support PS3 platform

Thibaut VARENE varenet at debian.org
Sun Sep 16 13:55:35 UTC 2007

On 9/16/07, Frank S. Thomas <frank at thomas-alfeld.de> wrote:
> Hi Thibaut,

Hi Frank,

> On Thursday 30 August 2007 20:33:30 Thibaut VARENE wrote:
> > The reason why I think the boinc approach of hardcoding everything
> > into the client is broken by design is because many platforms can
> > actually execute 'foreign' code:
> >
> > G5/PPC750 ('powerpc') and later can execute ppc and ppc64
> > Cell ('powerpc') can execute ppc, ppc64 and cell code
> > amd64 can execute i386 and x86_64 code
> > ia64 can execute ia64, i386 and potentially hppa code
> >
> > and I'm sure more example like that will arise. I think the boinc
> > client should leave the 'power user' tweak it as they see fit to
> > execute whatever they'd like. After all, if they goof, the worst case
> > is a segfault or a sigill ;)
> Ok, so a good solution for your problem would be, if it were possible to set
> the platform name, which uses the client for identification, in the client's
> configuration file cc_config.xml, because the alternate platform mechanism is
> not applicable in your situation. Right?

Richtig! ;-)


Thibaut VARENE

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