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Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:17:27 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Pending issues for release

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 02:29:57PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> - dl_iterate_phdr patch (npx)
> - sigreturn(?) and other issues npx wanted for unwinding

Waiting on npx for these.

> - integrating the configure patch for better pcc support

I will commit the tryldflag changes as-is, but the libpcc search needs

> - inline syscalls for microblaze


> - explicit mips soft-float abi support (mainly for use with broken
>   openwrt kernels)

Still need to figure out how best to do this...

> - make endian.h more robust for opposite-endian builds (mipsel, armeb)


> And a few other things that might make it in, if I get around to them:
> - fenv support on mips and microblaze

Done on mips; microblaze does not seem to have working hard-float.

> - additional use of vfork (system, popen, wordexp, etc.)

Mostly done. wordexp remains, and should possibly be reworked to use
popen or posix_spawn as its backend to avoid code duplication.

> - subarchs in build system (e.g. mips-softfloat, arm-hardfloat, etc.)

Still unsure how best to do this.


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