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Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 22:15:25 +0900
From: Masanori Ogino <>
Subject: Re: [GSoC] Porting musl libc to RISC-V


2016-04-29 13:11 GMT+09:00 Rich Felker <>:
> On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 11:06:55AM +0900, Masanori Ogino wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm a master's student in Japan majoring in informatics. In this year,
>> my proposal for lowRISC has been accepted as part of Google Summer of
>> Code, so I'd like to introduce myself and the project I will work on.
>> You may have already discussed with me on the mailing lists, though
>> :-)
>> The goal of my project is completing a RISC-V port of musl
>> (, mentored by Rich Felker. I hope the
>> project could benefit the RISC-V community. Since musl has been used
>> by some lightweight/embedded Linux distributions including Alpine
>> Linux and OpenWrt, the project will be attractive especially for
>> embedded system developers, I guess.
>> The project aims not only adding RV-specific part of the libc, but
>> also integrating it into the toolchain. I also consider some
>> improvements to the kernel side interacting with libc (e.g. migrating
>> compare-and-swap emulation from system calls to vDSO functions) if
>> possible.
>> For details, you can get my proposal on GitHub:
>> I'm definitely new to the community though I have had interest in both
>> RISC-V and musl for years. Nice to meet you!
>> Any comments would be appreciated. I hope you will get excited at this
>> project too.
> Congratulations, and welcome to the project. I know you've already
> been involved on the mailing list, including in topics not directly
> related to your proposal, which is great and very much in the spirit
> of the "community bonding period" of GSoC that's starting now. I
> believe some of those threads never reached proper conclusion and you
> may still be waiting for action from me or someone else, so between
> now and the start of the GSoC coding period would be a good time to
> follow up.


> While the focus of your project is musl, your proposal extends into
> some other areas (kernel, testing, etc.) and it would also be nice to
> identify people you might work with in those areas. Alexander Monakov,
> who also works on GCC and is involved in our community, has expressed
> interest in helping with anything related to the GCC side of your
> work. And Szabolcs Nagy maintains libc-test, the test system it will
> make sense to submit any new tests to. I'm also involved in kernel
> development now (as arch/sh maintainer) so I can assist on things
> related to kernel side (vdso) and procedures for submitting patches if
> you're not familiar, but the riscv stuff might still be mostly
> out-of-tree anyway.

Thank you. I will definitely need help from experts to archive achieve the goal.

> It's not mandatory for being involved in musl development, but myself
> and a lot of our contributors use IRC, #musl on the Freenode network,
> as part of development discussion. You're welcome to join us there if
> you like.

OK, I will try it later.

Masanori Ogino

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