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Re: self-hosting on small-ish i386 boxen?

On Mon, 18 Nov 2019, Robert Swindells wrote:

> "John D. Baker" <> wrote:
> >The combination of LLVM 10.0 and GCC 8 on i386 makes self-hosting on at
> >least one i386 machine challenging.
> Which GPU ?
> If it isn't a radeon then you might want to try with MKLLVMRT=no.

It is a radeon but it's an older one that's not supported by DRMKMS.
(Before they were excluded in the code, they would exhibit almost-
black-on-black video in the framebuffer console, although X worked fine.)

For this (and some other) machine(s), the kernel configures the legacy
DRM driver (it would be nice if the legacy-supporting X driver could be
named differently so it wouldn't require a symlink dance after updating).

(The legacy DRM drivers have their own problems lately.  See:

for more.)

Linking gallium when building netbsd-9 (GCC 7) works.

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