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Re: Tester with IP27/IP30 needed

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: Tester with IP27/IP30 needed
From: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 18:23:16 +0100
Cc: Kumba <kumba@gentoo.org>, Thiemo Seufer <ths@networkno.de>, Thomas Bogendoerfer <tsbogend@alpha.franken.de>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org, debian-mips@lists.debian.org
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On Wed, Feb 06, 2008 at 02:22:17PM +0000, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 06, 2008 at 09:56:10AM +0100, Florian Lohoff wrote:
> 
> > No - the very same GLIBC does not work on mips1 machines and vice versa.
> > Might by okay for gentoo but debian needs a run everywhere glibc which
> > means some ld.so tricks like with the libc6-i686 to load a different
> > glibc from my understanding.
> 
> There is the long standing plan to generate a shared library on on the
> fly during kernel initialization and move atomic operations and performance
> relevant functions like memcpy to it.  Thiemo's latest work on tlbex.c
> got us a tiny step closer to that.

You mean a single page in every processes address space or some
/proc/sys/kernel/libatomic.so which would be a really cool hack?

Flo
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Florian Lohoff                  flo@rfc822.org             +49-171-2280134
        Those who would give up a little freedom to get a little 
          security shall soon have neither - Benjamin Franklin

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