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Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 20:51:01 +0000
From: Justin Cormack <>
Subject: Re: GSoC 2015 project "Porting Musl to RISC-V"

On 7 March 2015 at 20:26, Fossil Codger <> wrote:
> Hi, excuse me for the bad English... Do you want porting the musl to which
> RISC computer: for ekzample "Banana Pi", or...?

Hi, it is the Risc-V architecture, which is a specific Risc
architecture. See for more information.


> 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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