Re: Draft TLS/NPTL ABI for m68k and ColdFire, version 0.2
On Sat, 1 Dec 2007, Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Nov 2007, Brad Boyer wrote:
> > Can you get SMP ColdFire boxes? Linux has historically not supported
> > SMP on m68k, and much of the code isn't really SMP safe (particularly
> > some of the drivers for 68k based systems). This isn't to say we
> > shouldn't have this option, but it seems like a low priority.
> I don't know if SMP exists at present, but the aim is that glibc binaries
> built now should work on any future SMP hardware and kernels, which seems
> to require a kernel barrier operation unless you know there will never be
> SMP hardware (or that such hardware will have a memory architecture not
> needing the barriers).
Although there exist SMP m68k boxes, no one ported Linux to them yet
I'd rather expect Coldfire to go multicore some day...
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