[Openstack] [swift] running on non-linux?

John Dickinson me at not.mn
Tue Aug 15 22:50:31 UTC 2017

Hmm... so that may have been a false alarm. We've discovered that a pip works as well as eventfd, and pipes aren't platform specific.

I'm still mildly curious about the original question, but there's less urgency now. (Also, if you're running on non-Linux, contributing some testing resources would be really great.)


On 15 Aug 2017, at 14:39, John Dickinson wrote:

> Is anyone running Swift on non-Linux platforms? If so, please let us know (here or in #openstack-swift on IRC).
> We've found a bug in Swift that's related to an odd interaction between pthreads and greenthreads, and the fix relies on a Linux-specific mechanism.
> Bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/swift/+bug/1710328
> Patch: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/493636/
> Both the bug report and the patch include an excellent write-up of the problem and solution (thanks Sam!). You may enjoy reading them just to see how a tricky bug was diagnosed and fixed.
> Historically, we've tried to keep support for non-Linux platforms, but our automated tests are Linux-only. The best we've been able to do is fix issues as the community makes us aware of them. I'd like to keep cross-platform support, but fixing the current bug is the priority. I expect the patch to land very soon (and be included in Pike).
> --John
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