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Re: New toolchain for Linux/mips

To: "H . J . Lu" <hjl@lucon.org>
Subject: Re: New toolchain for Linux/mips
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 08:22:44 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20010605220605.A10997@lucon.org>; from hjl@lucon.org on Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 10:06:05PM -0700
References: <20010605220605.A10997@lucon.org>
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On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 10:06:05PM -0700, H . J . Lu wrote:

> My toolchain should be as capable as the x86 version in RedHat 7.1.
> But I do have 2 issues:
> 
> 1. I got quite a few C++ exception execution failures from "make check"
> in gcc 2.96. But I got more C++ exception execution failures on
> IRIX 6.5. I guess the bugs are in gcc and/or binutils.
> 2. gdb in RedHat 7.1 has yet to be ported to mips. Without a working
> gdb, it is very hard to fix 1.
> 
> I'd like to fold back my mips changes to gcc, glibc and binutils.
> Before I submit my changes, I'd like to get them checked out by the
> Linux/mips experts and users, especially on big endian mips. It will
> also be nice to have a working gdb and reliable C++ exception.
> 
> Is there anyone interested in my new mips toolchain?

Definately.

> Is there anyone interested in fixing gdb and C++ exception?

We're definately interested and are painfully aware of shortcomings in
those areas.  Alone the limitation of days to just 48h so far has prevented
us from fixing it.

  Ralf

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