Subject: Re: Toolchain status list (17-Oct-2001)
To: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/17/2001 10:15:00
On Wed, Oct 17, 2001 at 12:53:52PM -0400, Todd Vierling wrote:
> The following items have been implemented but need some fixes before
> they will be commitable; they should appear in-tree within 48 hours.
> - Add cross-groff, cross-menuc/msgc, cross-crunchide/mdsetimage (bfd
> based), and tools/crunchgen
You do NOT need a cross-crunchide! We have already discussed this -- the
new objcopy works just fine, and James already changed crunchgen to use
it ... crunchhide should simply die. Also, tools/crunchgen is already
there -- James already fixed this. In fact, from your list there:
crunchhide (by virtue of being obsolete)
are already done.
...and James is already working on the split sets.
> - Fix ld.elf_so to work with newer MP-safe PLT format on alpha
> (and change gcc/bfd/ld to use it on systems that are capable)
"thread-safe", not "MP-safe" :-) This is quite easy, if you ignore
backwards compatibility (I have a diff which should do it). But we
need to detect which PLT format is being used on a per-shared object
basis, and use the correct one. That's a little harder.
> - Investigate why the "new" nop/unop sequence on alpha gives us pipeline
> caching issues (this has been an issue since binutils 2.9.x)
"pipeline caching issues"... err, can you explain exactly what the symptom
is when the new sequence is used?
> - General clean up of build system, particularly toolchain2netbsd
Note that the last time I ran the script on the Alpha, it totally lost
when trying to configure gprof -- guess we need to make sure profiling
support is there everywhere...
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>