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Re: [PATCH v7 02/17] Skeleton documentation for the RISC-V port

On Feb 08 2018, Jim Wilson <> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM, Palmer Dabbelt <> wrote:
>> On Mon, 05 Feb 2018 01:15:59 PST (-0800), wrote:
>>> Has gcc 7.3 ever been bootstrapped on real hardware?
>> Jim would be the only person who might have done it.  Jim: IIRC you'd built
>> GCC on the FPGA at some point?
> I did a gcc-7-branch bootstrap shortly before the gcc-7.3 release
> using a fedora bootstrap disk image running on qemu.  I haven't had
> enough hardware access to be able to do a gcc bootstrap on hardware.
> I have hardware now, but there are a number of things I need to test,
> and I'm not sure when I will be able to try a gcc bootstrap.

Thanks.  The reason I ask is that I didn't manage to bootstrap it (with
qemu), but now that I rechecked I can no longer reproduce the failure.
Either some of the last minute changes before the 7.3 release fixed that
or it was a qemu bug.  Now the only thing that's missing is the go
compiler, but that depends on libffi which still needs some porting.
Perhaps someone wants to take a look at
<> to see
what else is missing.


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