I am working on compiling and packaging mariadb for AIX - and while doing my first attempt on mariadb 5.5.31 I ran into a number of compiler errors first reported at https://mariadb.atlassian.net/browse/MDEV-4941 that resulted in these changes: http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~maria-captains/maria/5.5/revision/3885
The changes are minor - and even though AIX is not supported officially (same (i.e., no support) as Percona) I am hoping you will make the needed changes so that the IBM compiler will compile. From mariadb I hear:
1. XtraDB - ... did not fix any comments in XtraDB, because Percona maintains XtraDB, not we. And (mariadb maintainers) would prefer to avoid diverging from the upstream. .... It's a trivial issue, perhaps they'll fix it, (as we did), even if they don't support AIX.
If I need to file a bug report, please point me in the right direction. If it can be corrected without that then mariadb will just pick it up and I will be fixed too.
Good day to all, thank you for your consideration.