Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 00:06:56 +0000 From: Isaac Dunham <ibid.ag@...il.com> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: What would make musl 1.2? On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 11:09:55AM +0000, Justin Cormack wrote: > mips n32 - this seems to have mostly bypassed linux and android alas, > with only gentoo supporting it, despite the o32 ABI being horrible. > But Musl users should be encouraged to use n32 if building form > scratch... I've looked repeatedly, but everything I found has seemed to imply that n32 is like x32: a "32-bit" ABI that requires 64-bit hardware. Is this incorrect? > mips n64 - there is a bit of cheap hardware around (Cavium stuff), but > fairly niche at present, although recent Android supports it and > Imagination seems to be promoting it more. Maybe they could be > persuaded to sponsor mips ports? They came out with a new MIPS64 processor design recently (no hardware is available yet), and the latest version of Android features MIPS64 support. IIRC, Alexandru Voica commented that it usually takes a little under 2 years from design release to hardware on the market. I'd like to use musl on mips64, though I'm just a hobbyist and I've not yet found the cheap hardware to which you refer. Thanks, Isaac Dunham
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