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Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 08:19:29 -0500
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Subject: Hexagon DSP support

Recently work has been done with clang/llvm/lld to extend support for
Qualcomm's Hexagon DSP to a Linux target.  At this point the publicly
available LLVM tools are able to build and run Hexagon programs via QEMU.
I've attached a patch that add the Hexagon bits to musl.  The optimized
routines have been purposely omitted to keep the size and complexity to a

The changes are being mirrored here:
The QEMU mirror is here:
A description of the assembly language is here:

The objective is to have enough freely available tools and libraries that
any user could develop code for the DSP.  The C-library is an important part
of that stack and this patch is intended to start a discussion of what would
need to happen in order for Hexagon to be added to the musl sources.

I've tested this using libc-test (git:// and 56 errors
are reported.  The support for Hexagon in QEMU is on-going and while some of
the errors (math) may be attributed to QEMU most also happen on hardware.  A
good chunk fail due to floating point exception status or precision.

Beyond the above testing a large number of packages have been built using
buildroot with our internal llvm tools.  No issues outside of tweaks to
avoid glibc assumptions were seen.

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