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Re: RFC: Deprecate ia64 in glibc 2.34


On 2/2/21 12:51 AM, Paul Eggert wrote:
> I just now reviewed that thread, and in it Adhemerval mentioned binutils' ia64
> support as an argument for sticking with ia64 in glibc. If binutils has deprecated,
> that argument goes away.

I think Sergei Trofimovich fixed some issues in the ia64 binutils after it was announced
the code was in danger. He is one of the Gentoo developers.

> That thread also mentioned that Jason Duerstock volunteered in July 2019 to be the ia64
> maintainer for GCC. However, although he submitted copyright paperwork I don't see any
> commits by him in GCC master, and the debian-ia64@lists.debian.org archive contains no
> email from him since then, neither of which is a good sign.

I also have not heard from Jason for a while. I can try to contact him and find out what
the status is.

> I'll cc this email to debian-ia64 to see if anyone there has further info re GCC on ia64.

We should also pull in the Gentoo ia64 maintainers which I have done now.


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