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Re: ColdFire was Re: [buildd] Etch?


On Sat, Aug 05, 2006 at 02:46:02PM +1000, Finn Thain wrote:
> If there was a m68k backend for GCC-LLVM [1], the m68k port could ship 
> LLVM-IR that was assembled for the target at install time. Could be a 
> viable long term solution. In the short term, I think we have to wear the 
> performance hit of lowest-common-denominator hybrid binaries.

I doubt there is one.

> At least LLVM seems to be a more maintainable design than GCC.

I fail to see what a virtual machine can bring to the m68k port. Maybe
can you enlighten me?

BTW, I believed the idea was to emulate in kernel space the missing
opcodes from legacy m68k on CF to avoid whatever modifications on
the m68k legacy port or to limit them.

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