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Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 11:14:38 +1000
From: Tom Storey <>
To: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Building for m68k

Sorry to ask what sounds like a dumb question, but is


basically "disable interrupts, do something equivalent to cas, re-enable

That is what I had intended to do by ifdefing out the cas instruction
itself. I wasn't going to leave it out because it's obviously there for a
reason. :-)

But simply for testing, it let me get beyond that point to see what else
was hiding away that would cause some problems.

On Fri, Apr 24, 2020, 10:51 Rich Felker <> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 10:36:23AM +1000, Tom Storey wrote:
> > Thanks Rich.
> >
> > Just for gits and shiggles I tried #ifdef'ing out the cas.l instruction
> in
> > the atomic_arch.h file for 68020+ processors, and compilation then
> That won't work. But for NOMMU without a separate kernel domain it
> would work to do cli;nonatomic_cas;sti (not sure what the actual m68k
> insns for that are). There are plenty of places where a cas that does
> nothing will break code, probably even during common paths in simple
> programs.
> > proceeded along very smoothly for a while, but then hit another roadblock
> > in src/setjmp/m68k/longjmp.s where it tries to execute a floating point
> > instruction, and then subsequently fails with a "needs M68K fpu" error
> > message. So maybe there was a way to work around that, but FPU adds
> another
> > dimension to this problem.
> You can add a softfloat ABI; nominally there even is one, but it's
> clearly not working. The setjmp/longjmp files should be made .S
> instead of .s with #if around the floating point save/restore
> conditioned on being hardfloat ABI.
> > Trying to make this work is probably more than I'm really willing to take
> > on for this project, so I may put it on the back burner and perhaps look
> at
> You're really probably 90% there to at least having something that'll
> build and that should run if you wire up syscalls.
> Rich

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