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Re: Have my PA8800 back online...

On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 3:15 PM, John David Anglin <dave.anglin@bell.net> wrote:
> On 2017-12-03, at 3:17 PM, Helge Deller wrote:
>> Overall I think we are in pretty good shape with the port,
>> but here is a small list where work would be helpful:
>> - gcc: Make gccgo work (still crashes)
>> - kernel/gdb: For core files written by kernel, gdb is reporting: BFD: Warning: /tmp/core.http.1655.ls3011.1465554447 is truncated: expected core file size >= 2187264, found: 2121728.
>> - kernel/glibc: Maybe implement real kernel VDSO support ?
>> - gcc: _mcount can be optimized (smaller) by not subtracting offset
>> - gcc: put PLABELS into read-only section (gcc function pa_reloc_rw_mask() needs modification, see "section mismatches" mails)
> Regarding the PLABELS, I believe the dynamic linker would have to be changed to support putting them
> into a read-only section.
> We have been slowly loosing packages due to a lack of porting effort.
> - Porting openjdk would be a huge help to package count - isn't there a generic implementation

I can start in on that, and I have access to resources within Red Hat
for OpenJDK.

Would this be the biggest win?

> There's probably more but I agree things are much better than before.

I agree that keeping things building is a huge win, so I'll see about OpenJDK.


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