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Re: PATCH: Add myself as libbid maintainer
On Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 09:46:27AM -0700, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> "H.J. Lu" <email@example.com> writes:
> > I am checking in this patch to add myself as libbid maintainer.
> Normally changes to the list of maintainers are approved by the
> steering committee. I didn't see any notice about this one. I would
> just like to confirm that this change was approved.
I thought libbid in gcc needed a maintainer. It was my mistake. I
will remove myself. Sorry for that.
> I'm also uncertain as to just who approved the commit of
> libgcc/config/libbid into mainline. When I look at the code I see
Both x86 maintainer and build/libgcc maintainer reviewed the patch.
> that it is not formatted to the GNU standard, and it includes C++
> style comments which we do not normally use in C code.
This library is a general BID library developed at Intel, not just
for gcc. Can we have an exception or some compromise?
> I'm also uncertain as to the relationship of the code in gcc mainline
> and the code at Intel. This code was written at Intel and I see there
> is now a ChangeLog entry which starts
> Updated from Intel BID library:
> Where can the Intel BID library sources be found? What license is it
> under? What should happen with changes that we want to make to the
> libbid sources now in mainline? Should we send them back to Intel?
> I see that bid_intrinsics.h has a #ifdef IN_LIBGCC2 which seems
> redundant for code that is in libgcc.
The beta Intel BID library was announced at
which has a BSD license. The one submitted to gcc is under GPL v2
+ exception. This library isn't just for libgcc. We'd like to keep
libbid in gcc as close to Intel BID library as possible. I would
prefer bug to be fixed in Intel BID library first if all possible. We
should track gcc libbid bugs in gcc bugzilla. We can add a new libbid
component and assign all libbid bugs to me.