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Re: sh4 architecture into Wheezy

On Wed, 2011-03-30 at 21:48 +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
> On 30.03.2011 21:17, Bill Traynor wrote:
> > On 11-03-30 02:36 PM, Matthias Klose wrote:
> >> On 30.03.2011 07:05, Nobuhiro Iwamatsu wrote:
> >>> - ArchiveQualification of sh4
> >>>    http://wiki.debian.org/ArchiveQualification/sh4
> >>>
> >>> How do you think about including sh4 in the next release?
> >> "Toolchain was supported by CodeSourcery"
> >>
> >> so it's not supported anymore? If this is correct, then this is a no-go for the
> >> port.  Besides this, who will care about the toolchain for this port within
> >> Debian?   I'm not keen on having another mips like maintained architecture.
> > 
> > I've cleaned up the wiki a bit.  The GNU toolchain supports SH4.  However,
> > CodeSourcery produces a version of the GNU toolchain as well.  This toolchain is
> > obtained separately by the user should they desire to use it.
> this is not an option for Debian.
> > Changes in the
> > CodeSourcery toolchain do eventually get pushed upstream to the FSF GNU toolchain.
> yes, CS does this, but there may be a delay, and in some cases you may only see
> these changes submitted when the FSF GCC is in stage1.
> Assuming that GCC 4.6 and binutils 2.22 are targeted for wheezy, who will care
> about sh4 specific issues in the toolchain for wheezy?


Kaz Kojima provides regular testresults for GCC on sh4-linux :



He also seems active fixing bugs on this platform, eg:


He commited about two patch a month on average according to
gcc/ChangeLog for 2009-2011.

Renesas donated an SH4 board to the GCC Compile Farm project (1). This
donation has not been made public yet since I'm waiting for wheezy and
full 512MB RAM support (current lenny based release I tested supports
only 128MB due to kernel issues), but it should be soon and so the
sh4-linux platform will be available for all upstream free software
developpers in case the need arises. I will try native GCC bootstrap on

Note: I'm no SH4 expert and I don't know personally Kaz Kojima,
just looking at my inbox archives :).


(1) http://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/CompileFarm

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