Subject: RE: NetBSD and the Freescale i.MX31
To: None <>
From: Richard Earnshaw <>
List: port-arm
Date: 10/13/2006 16:11:13
On Fri, 2006-10-13 at 16:08, Charles L. Nelson wrote:
> Thanks for your reply.  The current release 3.0.1 of the NetBSD gcc tools
> are based on gcc v3.3 which according to gcc (via --dunpspecs) does not
> support the ARM11v6 architecture.   Version 4.xx of gcc does seem to support
> the ARM11v6 architecture but is only supported in the yet to be released
> version 4.x of NetBSD.
> Do you have any thoughts about this?  I don't mind doing the work, I'm
> actually looking forward to developing a tight system.  But, my experience
> is MIPS32 / WinCE and I just need some insights from an experienced ARM /
> NetBSD developer.

>From an application perspective you don't need a newer compiler since
the core is backwards compatible.  Of course, you won't be able to
exploit any new instructions or processor-specific scheduling without
the more recent compiler; but neither of those will affect correctness.