Linaro and ARMv5
Pedro I. Sanchez
psanchez at fosstel.com
Mon Aug 30 17:00:11 BST 2010
On 10-08-26 06:01 PM, Christian Robottom Reis wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 10:03:25AM +1200, Michael Hope wrote:
>>> I'm looking for some advice on the feasibility of using Linaro on one of
>>> my projects based on an AT91SAM9260 Atmel processor, which has an
>>> ARM926EJ-S ARMv5 processor core.
>>> I see that the Linaro builds do not support v5 and I wonder, what would
>>> be involved in "recompiling" Linaro with v5 support? Is there anyone
>>> else looking at this possibility? Any suggestions?
> Hello Pedro,
> As Michael has pointed out we're very much interested in maintaining
> v5 compatibility of the toolchain; however, we're not yet well setup to
> maintain an actual archive to achieve that.
> The Infrastructure team under Scott B. is currently working on a
> facility which would allow maintaining a fully rebuilt archive; it is
> however not expected for the 10.11 cycle.
> If someone in the community is interested in stepping up and maintaining
> a bootstrapped archive based on v5 we would definitely be willing to put
> resources (hardware and engineering) towards making that happen.
> Note that Debian does maintain a v5 build at the moment; if they
> transition to using the Linaro toolchain for their armel build then it
> may be the best possible scenario for v5 validation. I'm copying
> Matthias who may have more information on the current status of that
Well, I have several v5 boards I could use for testing. Bootstrap code
and U-Boot issues are sorted out already and I could concentrate on
Linaro's toolchain and rootfs components initially. I can also allocate
a 64-bit Ubuntu 10.04 machine to do builds. Would this help?
I'd need help getting started with the whole build process but I'll be
glad to put some effort into this. I'm really interested in getting the
v5 port up and running soon.
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