Linaro and ARMv5

Christian Robottom Reis kiko at
Thu Aug 26 23:01:50 BST 2010

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
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