[Aboriginal] Back to work.
rlandley at parallels.com
Wed Mar 23 16:17:08 PDT 2011
On 03/23/2011 09:01 AM, David Seikel wrote:
> A) I finally found out this list got moved. 2) The client finally
> pulled his finger out and is now serious about the project I want to
> use aboriginal linux for.
> III) The actual aboriginal living downstairs
> has so far decided he does not object to the name, though more likely
> he does not know about it.
The word was coined in 1660, New South Wales colony wasn't established
until 1788, and it's still not funny.
> In the end the client seems to have decided to go for generic x86
> systems, not the tiny 486 board I was looking at initially.
> Performance is not a big issue though, anything better than a 486 is
> way more than we actually need. Plus, I still have copies of that 486
> board that I want to use for other things. So I'll go ahead and keep
> working on that 486 target I had previously contributed. I'll also
> make a variant that works on the 486 AND generic x86s. Like I said,
> performance is not critical.
As far as I know the 486 version does work on generic x86s? (Or do you
mean there's still an actual 386 system in use somewhere?)
> I know the client might have trouble coming up with the money, that's
> why I make him pay monthly in advance. B-)
> At least the initial work I'll be able to use for other projects, so it
> wont be until he has invested heavily in the project and it is near the
> end that we get into the area of "not useful for others". So some of
> the work I do I can contribute back to the aboriginal linux project.
> It's good to be back.
It's good to have you back.
The current repository version still has numerous regressions from last
release because uClibc-rc3 is iffy.
Let's see: armv4l is stuck on sjlj but uClibc-NPTL only supports dwarf
stack unwinding, I think I may have to keep that arch using old
pthreads. For some reason x86-64 isn't building some of its code with
-fpic and the link is failing creating the library. Powerpc builds but
segfaults immediately. I need to track down the runtime problems with
sparc32 and sh4.
And then on the targets that _do_ build, building lfs natively makes it
as far as this bit of fun (longish thread):
(There are times I really miss Erik Anderson's participation in Embedded
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