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Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 20:26:01 +0000
From: Fossil Codger <>
Subject: Re: GSoC 2015 project "Porting Musl to RISC-V"

Hi, excuse me for the bad English... Do you want porting the musl to which
RISC computer: for ekzample "Banana Pi", or...?

2015-03-07 19:20 GMT+00:00 Devan Franchini <>:

> Hello musl mailing list,
> I'd like to start off by introducing myself. My name is Devan Franchini
> and I'm
> a senior student at D'Youville college in Buffalo, New York.  I'm currently
> working on my bachelor's degree in IT, which is a software engineering
> program,
> and I'll hopefully be free from the shackles of structured education
> come next
> semester.
> Last night I joined the #musl channel in IRC and briefly discussed my
> interest
> in working on the GSoC project in which I would be porting the musl C
> library
> over to the RISC-V architecture. Here's a little bit about my background:
> * At D'Youville College I've been guided by the tutelage of Dr. Basile
>   (blueness at, who has exposed me to my passion for
> system-level
>   development including but not limited to C standard libraries and
> system building.
> * I've been working with Linux for five years and Gentoo Linux in
> particular
>   for three of those five years. This has given me a greater
> understanding of
>   Linux internals and its underlying beauties.
> * I have successfully completed two GSoCs. After my first GSoC I worked
> with
>   blueness and became a Gentoo developer.
> * I'm familiar with open-source development including version control
> systems
>   systems (git and CVS), bug reports, submitting patches via bug reports or
>   email, and test suites.
> * My strongest programming languages are Python, C, and C++, in that order.
> * I have taken a class dedicated solely to Linux system programming and I'm
>   familiar with POSIX, XOPEN, SUSv3 and SUSv4 standards. The text we used
> is
>   "The Linux Programming Interface" by Michael Kerrisk.
> * I have worked with x86, and mips assembly code but I'd be lying if I
> said I
>   remember most of it. However, I am quite capable of getting back on the
>   proverbial assembly horse.
> I've already discussed with Dr Basile my interest in this project and he
> stated
> he'd be willing to work with me through the summer as well since he
> integrated musl into Gentoo.
> As of last night I was working on setting up a build environment for this
> project and have successfully built the tool-chain for riscv64 and the rest
> of the tool suite with instruction provided here:
> Hopefully I'll have this opportunity to work on porting the musl C
> library to
> new ground in the form of the RISC-V architecture.
> With Regards,
>     Devan Franchini

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