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Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2019 11:06:19 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: RISC-V port upstreaming status; Alpine Linux port

On Sun, Jan 06, 2019 at 09:36:31PM -0500, Drew DeVault wrote:
> Hiya folks! I'm a big fan of musl and I've been picking up the work to
> add RISC-V support while I work on porting Alpine Linux to RISC-V.
> I'm basing my work on the last patch we saw on this list, which is also
> mirrored here:
> I'm pretty confident in the port after writing 3 additional patches
> (some of which address feedback from the previous discussion on this
> list) and integrating another I found sitting on GitHub. You can see all
> four new patches here:
> I have a working self-hosted Alpine Linux system based on this port. The
> state of the Alpine port is summarized here:
> I tried to get in touch with those who put in the intial footwork for
> this port, but haven't been entirely successful so far (and those who
> have responded said they were not able to commit any more time to the
> effort). I'm happy to volunteer to integrate upstream feedback on the
> patchset and take over any additional work necessary to complete the
> upstreaming of the port. What are the next steps?
> Thanks for everyone's hard work on this project!

I just posted a followup on
-- right now, things are not in a good state for merging due to mess
with the generic fcntl.h. I'm working through the PRs and commits
there to see if things otherwise look okay now.


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