On Sun, 2020-04-05 at 22:13 +0100, Marek Szuba wrote:
> On 2020-04-02 15:31, Marek Szuba wrote:
> 
> > 3. Test if downstream applications are happy with the new unified OpenCL
> > headers required by the Khronos Group ICD loader and if they are, add
> > dev-libs/opencl-icd-loader to virtual/opencl as an alternative to ocl-icd;
> 
> Quick update on this: today I have attempted to rebuild and test various
> OpenCL-dependent packages using the unified headers and
> dev-libs/opencl-icd-loader. The good news is, they have all been
> perfectly happy with them. The bad news is, I actually had to manually
> symlink all contents
> /usr/lib/OpenCL/vendors/opencl-icd-loader/include/CL/ into
> /usr/include/CL/ for this to work because eselect-opencl contains a
> hard-coded list of expected vendor header files.
> 
> In other words, it will be necessary to either teach eselect-opencl how
> to handle the unified headers or make it possible for it to let the
> contents of /usr/include/CL be. Personally I am leaning towards the
> latter - it doesn't even handle legacy headers that well (it installs
> several versions into /usr/lib/OpenCL/global but in the end offers no
> way of switching between them), and in any case even its description
> suggests its job is to switch between implementations rather than handle
> global headers.

While at it, is there any chance to rewrite eselect-opencl so that it
stops writing into /usr and uses environment approach like eselect-
opengl does?

-- 
Best regards,
Michał Górny

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