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Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 18:43:29 -0800
From: Isaac Dunham <>
Subject: Re: musl 0.9.8 released

On Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:49:58 -0500
Rich Felker <> wrote:

> Release announcement for musl 0.9.8:
>     New PowerPC port and major bug fixes and improvements for the MIPS
>     port. Coverage for more optional parts of POSIX including the
>     thread priority scheduling option and stubs for unsupported
>     functionality. Dynamic linker dl_iterate_phdr support. Various
>     minor bugs and strict conformance issues have also been fixed and
>     application compatibility improved.

Mirrored at branch "master"

> As a post-release agenda, I'd like to first address things that have
> been in demand lately:
> - Proper MIPS softfloat support
> - x32 port
> - ether.h interfaces
> - %m modifier for scanf
> - Affinity/cpuset stuff
> And I have a few agenda items of my own:
> - Self-synchronized destruction of FILE streams (same issue all
>   synchronization objects have had with self-synchronized
>   destruction -- unlocking thread may not access memory after the
>   destroying thread already got the lock).
> - Making stdio functions cancellable while waiting for locks.
> - Getting strace & gdb working properly with minimal patching.
> That's about it..hopefully the next release cycle won't take so long.
> Rich

All very good, and I don't think I've got any more to add...

So I guess that leaves the subarches like so:
x86:  i486, x86_64
arm:  arm(eb), armel
mips: mips(32), mipsel(32)
microblaze: microblaze
(What's the status of microblazeel/microblazele? configure looks not to recognize it...)
ppc:  powerpc(32)

Total arches:
Total subarches (distinct ABIs):
8-10 (depending on status of microblazeel and ABI compatability of armhf with armel)

-planned subarches: mipsel32-sf, mips32-sf
-planned arches: x32
-distant: mips64, mipsel64, ppc64 (I *think* Rich Pennington got these working, but they haven't been merged)
-unsupported subarches: i386

It seems Debian's using aarch64-* for ARMv8.

Isaac Dunham <>

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