[PATCH 0/3] Split off powerpcspe from rs6000 port

Sebastian Huber sebastian.huber at embedded-brains.de
Tue May 16 13:48:58 UTC 2017

On 16/05/17 15:45, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 8:28 AM, Sebastian Huber 
> <sebastian.huber at embedded-brains.de 
> <mailto:sebastian.huber at embedded-brains.de>> wrote:
>     FYI
>     I guess for RTEMS we should use "powerpcspe-rtems*-*". Is it
>     possible to use the RTEMS "powerpc" directories with such a
>     target? We had an "arm-rtemseabi*" maybe due to some
>     configure/automake limitations. So, maybe "powerpc-rtemsspe*"?
> I personally think the GCC discussions which put SPE as part of the OS 
> name are
> horribly incorrect. SPE is an architecture variant and the pattern for 
> configure
> triples is very well defined. The pattern is 
> I would prefer powerpcspe-rtemsVERSION.
> On the sharing the code issue, how much gets shared? How do you envision
> this impacting the RTEMS tree? Split the PowerPC port like GCC? Or just
> somehow magically build the same powerpc directories two different ways?

The reason for this split in GCC is that IBM is no longer willing to 
maintain the stuff from Freescale/NXP/Qualcomm. There is no reason to do 
this split in RTEMS.

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