Subject: Re: Reanimating port hp700
To: Jochen Kunz <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 09/18/2003 17:20:11
On Thursday, September 18, 2003, at 11:20 PM, Jochen Kunz wrote:

> On 2003.09.18 11:03 Matt Thomas wrote:
>> Good news is that binutils seems to support hppa--netbsd.
>> Bad news is that gcc doesn't support hppa--netbsd yet.
> Yes. It said so when I attempted to compile a hppa--netbsd GCC3.x. ;-)
>> (or hppa--openbsd).
> OpenBSD has a GCC 2.95.3 and is running quite well with a staticly 
> linked world. (I instaled an OpenBSD-3.4 snapshot on my 715/100XC to 
> get in touch with the hardware.) I don't know how helpfull the OpenBSD 
> tools may be. [ABI woes]
> I have no clue about this ABI woes. Any pointers to documentation 
> about this topic is welcome.
> Maybe I need to make clear: I have absolutely no clue about toolchain 
> internas, GCC hacking, subtile ABI differences, ... I am just trying 
> to reanimate port hp700.  Unfortunately getting a toolchain is the 
> precondition that has to be solved. I am not interrested in toolchain 
> work. I am doing it only because nobody else is willing / has time to 
> do it. All I have at the moment is some time that I am willing to 
> donate. So I need some help to get the required knowledge. Additional 
> (future) problem: There are 64 bit hppa machines and possibly we need 
> an additional hppa64 port like sparc64 or the like. (?) We should keep 
> this in mind to avoid future 32 / 64 bit trouble.

I'm willing to do the toolchain work (since at first glance it doesn't
seem too difficult).  I even have a snake to play with. :)

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