Subject: 14-Sep Toolchain Update
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/14/1998 10:05:09
This status report reflects the state as it sits in NetBSD-current as of
this message, so it may be until the next supscan for all sources to be
available via sup.


None currently known.


GCC version in-tree: egcs 1.1b release with NetBSD bug-fixes and kprintf
attribute additions

- Haifa scheduler:  Available, working and set by default on alpha, powerpc,
  and sparc.  You can build egcs with the newer Haifa instruction scheduler
  by setting USE_EGCS_HAIFA in /etc/mk.conf.  Only the three given platforms
  have received Cygnus's blessing for Haifa; other platforms are either
  experimental or completely broken.

- alpha: Working, except some strange float errors in libg2c that are
  likely misdetection of type sizes (working on it).  NOW DEFAULT.

- arm32: Working except for some problems compiling
  libc/arch/arm32/softfloat.c properly.  Watch This Space.

- i386: Working, reported by <> and verified by me.

- m68k: Not retested after the vfprintf.c codegen bug was fixed.  Will do
  regressions once libc is compilable again.

- mips[el]: In testing.

- mipseb: Not yet set up.  Some diffs need to go in for this, which I have.
  Will get tested soon.

- ns32k: Working, reported by <>.  Not yet default.

- powerpc: Working, reported by <>.  Not yet default.

- sparc: Working, but REQUIRES a fix for a null pointer bug in the old gas
  assembler in order to compile -fPIC code.  The src/gnu/usr.bin/gas tree
  in -current has the fix, or a 1.3.x and higher binary is available from - install into "/usr/bin/as".
  Not yet default.

- vax: Set up but not yet tested.  I need volunteer(s).

- libgcc, libg2c (f77), libobjc, and libstdc++: Working; now in src/gnu/lib.


- alpha: Working.

- mips: Uses binutils components except as and ld (third party).

- powerpc: All binutils components are third party.  Awaiting binutils
  2.9.x import.

- arm32: Uses binutils based assembler as well as the other binutils
  available to a.out.

- other a.out: The binutils are available except gas, gld, objcopy, and
  strip.  See next item.

- kristerw's gas/bfd additions: Added for sparc and i386, and build is in
  src/gnu/usr.bin/ ... this does not necessarily fix objcopy and
  strip for these platforms.  Need m68k and ns32k support.

- binutils 2.9.x: Not yet imported.

===== OTHER TASKS =====

- Import gdb 4.17: not yet done.

- Update recursive-directory scripts: not yet done.

- Make tree useable for a host other than NetBSD: not yet done.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.