Re: mips* port plans for the squeeze cycle
On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 08:20:02AM -1000, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Marc Brockschmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2009-08-16 14:40]:
> > Do you have any big changes planned? How much time would they take, and
> > what consequences are there for the rest of the project?
> > How many "big" transitions will the upcoming changes cause? When should those
> > happen? Can we do something to make them easier?
> Do we have anything to say here? I don't think there are any major
> plans with regards to MIPS, are there?
* Switch the default ABI to mips2 instead of the current mips1 ABI. The
mips1 ABI corresponds to R3000 CPUs that we don't support anymore for
a lot of time. This lead us to writing ugly patches using ".set mips
2" when using ll/sc instructions for atomic code in some packages.
This should only be only change in GCC that I plan to do unless someone
* binutils currently has bugs and generate broken -fPIE binaries.
While this is currently workarounded in a lot of package by not using
-fPIE on mips(el), it is something that should be solved for the
I have already started working on that, but help is welcome.
* Kernel and d-i support for these new mips-based laptop.
Aurelien Jarno GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73