Subject: status of gdamore-uart branch, and RFT/RFH
To: None <>
From: Garrett D'Amore <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/15/2006 22:11:24
I've converted all the ports I could compile test for.  This means if
you have any port *other* than a system with an m68k or arm variant
processor in it, then the code in gdamore-uart should work for you.

Obviously I don't have hardware for all that, so I would appreciate
testing from interested users.

For the arm (iyonix/evbarm/acorn32) and m68k folks (hp300/amiga) users,
I have not made the changes (except amiga, where I made the changes but
don't even know if they compile) to adapt.  These ports are totally
busted as far as gdamore-uart is concerned.

I'd appreciate either folks stepping in to work on converting these
ports, or working on making the cross compilation environment work for
Solaris 10/amd64.  (gcc doesn't build at all for arm on this platform,
and m68k has problems due to a sed script which is not compatible with
/usr/xpg4/bin/sed on Solaris.)  I can provide more information about the
cross build problems, but I've also sent mail to tech-toolchain and the
port lists with more detail.

I'm hopeful that we can get buy-in and test coverage to get this branch
commited to HEAD within a week or so.  I intend to ask core@ for
permission to merge this asap.

So it is important to get the arm and m68k stuff done reasonably
quickly.  I am willing to make and commit the code changes, but they
won't even have the benefit of compile testing if I do that.


Garrett D'Amore, Principal Software Engineer
Tadpole Computer / Computing Technologies Division,
General Dynamics C4 Systems
Phone: 951 325-2134  Fax: 951 325-2191