Subject: Re: PowerPC ELF support?
To: Andrew Cagney <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 02/06/1997 14:39:44
On Fri, 7 Feb 1997 09:24:33 +1100 (WET) 
 Andrew Cagney <> wrote:

 > What are the chances, in the immediate future, of Dale Rahn's ELF
 > patches and fixes being merged into the NetBSD/PowerPC kernel?

The NetBSD kernel already has full 32-bit and 64-bit ELF support.

 > I fully understand the time needed to undertake this task and appreciate
 > that recently the PowerPC maintainer has, unfortunatly, not had those
 > resources available. However, as a result of this lengthy delay, I also
 > understand that this is causing PowerPC people to migrate away from the
 > NetBSD kernel to other alternatives.
 > Could I suggest that one of the core team members step in and help
 > complete this work.

I'm undertaking that, actually.  I got Wolfgang's diffs for gcc and
binutils, and fixed them up a bit (there were a few problems with
them), and have a powerpc-elf-netbsd cross compiler set up (using
-mcall-sysv by default).

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