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SubjectRe: Removing architectures without upstream gcc support
On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 03:43:16PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Regarding the older architectures I mentioned (m32r, frv, mn10300),
> > the situation is a bit different as they don't have the problems with
> > build testing but they do have problems with using less of the
> > standard interfaces (syscall, timer, gpio, rtc, ...), so they do add
> > more to the maintenance burden without the nostalgia value of
> > some of the even older architectures (parisc, alpha, m68k, ia64)
> > that people maintain mainly for fun.
>
> IMHO the magic word is 'maintain'. If someone is actively maintaining it
> then I don't think we should care too much, if not then while the code
> may be buildable on current systems does anyone honestly think it works
> properly if used in anger ?
>

FWIW, alpha and m68k are known boot with qemu (even though m68k
generates a warning traceback with the mainline kernel).

Guenter

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