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Re: Clarity on rust failures (NetBSD)
>>> If the bootstrap is still broken on armv7 [...]
>> It has lagged behind; the latest bootstrap kit I've cross-built
>> was 1.35.0. I never succeeded in building rust natively on my
>> emulated armv7hf system; it just reqires too much virtual memory
>> in, I beleive, the linking stage.
> Do you think there is a bug in the linking stage? I have been able to
> build rust on an i386 machine with 3G of RAM. How much memory did your
> emulated system have?
The issue isn't so much the physical memory of the system, it is
the virtual address limitations imposed by the port. If my
recollection is right, I beleive it bombed out at somewhere
around 1.7GB virtual size. (The emulated system is a 4-cpu 2GB
> Is there any hope in the medium term (in time for 2020Q3)? Any
> sort of crossbuild strategy?
Obviously, the bootstrap kit is cross-built. I'll have to look
into whether the result of the "dist" build can be used as a
"binary rust" by itself, so that you don't need to actually be
able to build rust to use rust on armv7hf.
Anyway, I just started another bootstrap kit build for armv7hf
with 1.44.0, we'll see how far that goes.
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