Subject: Re: VAX ELF toolchain is now self-hosting
To: None <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: port-arm
Date: 02/25/2002 11:04:30
[this was meant for port-vax.  sigh.]

At 11:02 AM 2/25/2002 -0800, Matt Thomas wrote:
>This weekend I successfully used a VAX ELF system to do
>a VAX ELF netbsd build.  So VAX ELF has achieved the state
>and being able to build itself.
>There are still issues to be dealt before turning the switch:
>    1) add ELF flags for the indicate whether either GFLOAT
>       or DFLOAT, and whether code is NONPIC.
>    2) remove some unneeded RELOCs that are leftover from the
>       m68k code I started from.
>    3) Reworking setjmp/longjmp to be more normal and not
>       unwind the stack restoring registers.
>    4) Make sure DWARF/DWARF2 works (including exception
>       unwinding code).
>    5) Add a.out->ELF transition code in sysinst.
>    6) figure out why awk works @ -O but not -O2
>Matt Thomas               Internet:
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