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Re: port-powerpc/43022 (assembling powerpc64 atomic_add.S fails while building librump)
The following reply was made to PR port-powerpc/43022; it has been noted by
From: Antti Kantee <pooka%Netbsd.org@localhost>
To: Dennis Ferguson <dennis.c.ferguson%gmail.com@localhost>
Subject: Re: port-powerpc/43022 (assembling powerpc64 atomic_add.S fails while
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 10:55:36 +0200
On Sun Mar 21 2010 at 16:30:23 +0800, Dennis Ferguson wrote:
> On 21 Mar 2010, at 13:51 , pooka%NetBSD.org@localhost wrote:
> > Note that a macppc64 kernel build fails with:
> > nbmkdep: /objs/tools/bin/powerpc--netbsd-gcc: not found: No such file or
> > directo
> > ry
> > I wouldn't attempt to do anything with powerpc64 before elementary
> > things like that are fixed.
> Um, I think fixing that isn't so elementary: there is no macppc64
> kernel to build, that is code which was never written. I'm
> considering taking that on since I'd really like to have one.
> I'm pretty sure, however, that at one point you could successfully
> build a 64 bit powerpc userland for the non-existant kernel, and it
> is bit rot in that which I've been filing bugs against. If you are
> saying there is no value in filing bugs against the userland build
> bit rot until I have a kernel to build too I can live with that,
> but I'm a little bit surprised by it. Not only does it make any
> work I'd like to do slightly harder (more local modifications == more
> potential merge failures from cvs updates), but if I never finish
> the kernel it leaves this work for the next person who's interested
> in a 64 bit powerpc kernel to do all over again.
No, I'm saying don't be surprised if *kernel code* doesn't build for
powerpc64 (yes, your patches address that).
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