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Re: Multi-arch only GDB 6.0 ....
On Thu, Apr 18, 2002 at 08:59:27PM -0400, Andrew Cagney wrote:
> >It's a nice idea, but can we really ditch all the non-multi-arch targets?
> >I think you filed bugs about them all at one point; could you give an
> >exact list of the targets that would be going?
> Lets turn the question around.
> Why should GDB 6.0 retain support non-multi-arch targets? If someone
> needs to debug a non-multi-arch target they can download GDB 5.x.
Let me be clearer; I think there are some targets we need to allow time
to fix ourselves based on userbase, rather than on maintained-ness. I
would wager that GDB on Alpha has a fair number of users, and it seems
to work relatively well. If they prove unreasonably difficult to
multi-arch, well, that's a different story.
> For current status, see the file src/gdb/MAINTAINERS. Hmm, the ARM
> entry is out-of-date! The ones marked as ``OBSOLETE candidate'' are
> first up.
> >I'm stuck maintaining GDB for Debian right now. In our current
> >release, that's 11 architectures. I think that at the least Sparc,
> >Alpha, and m68k are non-multi-arch (and HPPA is non-contributed, but
> >there's nothing I can do about that...). We may be able to talk David
> >into cleaning up Sparc, but at the other two are also still in active
> >use. I think that we need to allow more time in order to get as many
> >targets as possible converted over - I'll do the two I mentioned myself
> >if no one else has time, but it'll take a while.
> The SPARC is multi-arch, Alpha is WIP, m68k had an expression of
> interest, HP/UX is typically broken.
Most of SPARC is only multiarch if it snuck in with David's cleanups
recently. A day-old tree:
tm-sp64.h:#define GDB_MULTI_ARCH GDB_MULTI_ARCH_PARTIAL
tm-sp64linux.h:#define GDB_MULTI_ARCH 0
tm-sun4sol2.h:#define GDB_MULTI_ARCH GDB_MULTI_ARCH_PARTIAL
Someone was working on HP/UX just a little while ago - Jeff Law, I
Daniel Jacobowitz Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software Debian GNU/Linux Developer