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Re: armv6 support for rust?

>> I've added the required bits to wip/rust, lang/rust and
>> lang/rust-bin, and have cross-built bootstrap kits both using
>> wip/rust and lang/rust.
>> I'm currently trying to install the rust-bin package an an
>> armv6hf VM I have up & running, but it's taking a while, so so
>> far this is un-tested "natively".
> Thank you. Are you using an armv6 kernel? I'm surprised it's
> possible to virtualize.

Based on the hints, or rather, recipe Brad Spencer posted to
tech-pkg, I used an rpi.img from 9.0, replaced the kernel with
one built from this config:

include "arch/evbarm/conf/GENERIC"
makeoptions     CPUFLAGS="-mcpu=cortex-a7 -mfpu=neon"

and run qemu with

qemu-system-arm -M virt \
        -cpu cortex-a7 \
        -smp $SMP -m $MEM \
  -drive if=none,file=disk.img,id=hd0,format=raw \
  -device virtio-blk-device,drive=hd0 \
  -netdev type=user,id=net0,hostfwd=tcp::2226-:22,ipv6=off \
  -device virtio-rng-device \
  -device virtio-net-device,netdev=net0,mac=00:11:66:33:44:66 \
  -nographic \
  -bios QEMU_EFI.fd

and installing the bootarm.efi in a newly created efi/boot
directory in the MS-DOS file system in the boot image.

Trying -cpu arm1176 which is supposedly a v6 CPU doesn't work,
qemu complains

qemu-system-arm: mach-virt: CPU type arm1176-arm-cpu not supported

Jared says -M raspi1ap works, I've not tested that.

I understand that the cortex-a7 CPU is actually a v7 CPU, but the
entire user-land is v6, and "uname -p" output is "armv6hf".

So far I've not tried to build rust itself "natively", but the
cross-compiled rust binaries I could install via the rust-bin
package, and the build of the cbindgen package completed
successfully in finite time on my emulated armv6 host:

   Compiling clap v3.1.6
   Compiling toml v0.5.8
    Finished release [optimized] target(s) in 108m 31s
6311.424u 442.653s 1:53:47.63 98.9%     0+2k 17+18923io 44pf+0w

(Last line courtesy of csh's "time" command.)


- Håvard

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