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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 entry is out-of-date!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-sp64linux.h:#define GDB_MULTI_ARCH 0

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

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