Carlos O'Donell wrote: > On Sat, Aug 3, 2013 at 4:41 PM, Helge Deller <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > So, what's the status of the Linux kernel for parisc? > > > > Basically, I think all major outstanding kernel patches are now in the > > upcoming kernel 3.11 tree, and the important ones will show up in the > > stable kernel 3.10 series soon as well. Kernel 3.9 should be OK as well, > > but some patches might be missing. > > > > With kernel 3.11 (and 3.10.5 or higher) I expect most instability issues > > from the past to be gone. There might still be minor issues with > > userspace segfaults (due to cache issues), but they are rare.... > > Thanks for all the work Helge! > > On the glibc front I don't have as good news. We shipped 2.18 without > all of the hppa patches, but keep a patchset up to date, and I'm > merging in some changes from Dave. > > The glibc testsuite results are really bad, but hopefully I'll poke at > those over the coming year. > > I'm using gentoo, and taking patches form the gentoo people and > feeding those upstream as they are reported (I still have a few to go > through). Thanks to all of you working on that. I currently do not have problems with glibc, at least I don't see any (Gentoo, using their 2.14 version). What I see are problems in binutils, although AFAICT those are not really HPPA-specific. One easy test is to build a recent version of CMake: if you specify no compiler flags bootstrapping will work, as I inserted -Wl,--unique=.text.* into the LDFLAGS there. But if you pass -O2 if will not build (binutils 2.23.). If you remove the linker flag it will not work without -O2. I can't build newer kernels for my C8000 with frame pointers as it will crash ld with a NULL deref somewhere, older kernels work (probably smaller). But otherwise my machine became pretty stable in the last time, that is really good ;) Greetings, Eike
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