[Suggestion] about h8/300 architecture in gcc and binutils

Chen Gang gang.chen@asianux.com
Tue Sep 10 02:49:00 GMT 2013


On 09/10/2013 10:19 AM, Jeff Law wrote:
> On 09/09/2013 07:13 PM, Chen Gang wrote:
>> Hello Maintainers:
>>
>> After google search and check the Linux kernel, H8/300 is dead, and for
>> gcc-4.9.0 and binutils-2.23.2 still has h8300, do we still need it for
>> another OS ?
>>
>> Welcome any suggestions or completions, thanks.
>>
>>
>> The related information in linux kernel next tree:
>>
>>    commit d02babe847bf96b82b12cc4e4e90028ac3fac73f
>>    Author: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>
>>    Date:   Fri Aug 30 06:01:49 2013 -0700
>>
>>        Drop support for Renesas H8/300 (h8300) architecture
>>
>>        H8/300 has been dead for several years, and the kernel for it
>>        has not compiled for ages. Drop support for it.
>>
>>        Cc: Yoshinori Sato <ysato@users.sourceforge.jp>
>>        Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
>>        Signed-off-by: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>
>>
>>
>> The related information in gcc/binutils:
>>
>>    We can build h8300 cross-compiler for Linux kernel, successfully,
>> but it has many bugs when building Linux kernel with -Os.
>>    if we still need h8300 for another OS, is it still valuable to send
>> these bugs to Bugzilla (although it is found under Linux)?
> It is still useful to send code generation bugs for the H8/300 series to
> the GCC folks.
> 

OK, thanks, I will wait for 1-2 days which may get another members'
opinions for discussing.

If no additional opinions, I will report them to Bugzilla, and I should
try to continue 'work' with related members (although I am a newbie for
compiler and binutils programming).

> jeff
> 
> 
> 

Thanks.
-- 
Chen Gang



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