Subject: Re: Elf on SPARC?
To: Eduardo E. Horvath <email@example.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/05/1997 15:17:58
I'm interested in advice about how to build a native ELF userland, and
most importantly, toolchain for NetBSD SPARC. Is there a relatively
painless way to do this?
i will have a look at this with the NetBSD gnu toolchain sources
that the alpha and other ports use.
Has anyone considered what's involved in emulating a NetBSD environment on
NetBSD. Or rather, a different NetBSD environment on NetBSD. I want to
switch to an SPARC elf64 format but still be able to run SPARC a.out
actually, compat_m68k4k is compatibility with m68k 4K pagesize executables,
that i think at least the hp300 port uses for backwards compat. i'm sure
it wouldn't be too hard.
On a similar note, what is the significance of ARCH and MACHINE_ARCH? I
remenber that the m68k ports has ARCH set to m68k and MACHINE_ARCH to the
particular machine type: sun3x, mac68k, amiga. Most of the compilation is
based on ARCH; all the machine dependent arch directories seem to use
ARCH. I want to use a different set of arch directories but maintain
What I really want is some way to use a different arch, say sparc64, if it
exists, but default to the standard sparc arch if it doesen't. Is that
possible? What would start to break if I switched to a sparc64 ARCH?
gordon and jeremy may have ideas for this -- look at what the sun3x port
has had to do to achieve this.
P.S. Anyone consider switching native NetBSD SPARC to elf executables?
i think this is the eventual goal.