[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 193043] [CMake][WTF] Finesse i386 architecture detection

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Thu Dec 27 13:34:29 PST 2018


--- Comment #5 from Jim Mason <jmason at ibinx.com> ---
(In reply to Alexey Proskuryakov from comment #4)
> How will we know in the future that this hack can be removed? Can you leave
> any pointers at all?

There is no intention that this should ever be removed; it is necessary because of the semantics of uname -p:


As can be observed from the link above, many operating systems return 'i386' for `uname -p` although they are in fact 64-bit.  For correct operation, it must be checked in this case whether the target is actually 32- or 64-bits.  See for example:


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