mps32 was Re: upcoming snapshot and 4.6.2

Joel Sherrill <> joel.sherrill at
Tue Sep 28 16:53:01 UTC 2004

Ralf's right.  4.6.2 isn't going to be the last 4.6 release
so let's just hold off.  The other patches in 4.6.2 have
some age on them.

Changing my mind like the wind.  :(  I have often said I
like things "finished" and "perfect" too much to be a good
release manager.  Thanks for slapping sense back into me
Ralf. :)


Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-09-28 at 15:51, gregory.menke at wrote:
>>"Joel Sherrill <joel at>" <joel.sherrill at> writes:
>> > Jay Monkman wrote:
>> > > Can we get the MIPS32 support in? (I haven't checked lately, so maybe
>> > > it's alread in).
>> > > 
>> > 
>> > I don't know if it is in or not.  If it is very intrusive, it will
>> > have to go on the trunk.  But if it is mild and blessed (quickly)
>> > by you and Greg Menke, then it should be OK to go in.
> Are you guys referring to the patches attached to PR601?
> IMHO, with a couple of weeks ahead, I would not be opposed to adding
> them to rtems-4-6-branch, but ATM, I think these patches are too
> intrusive to be "rushed into 4.6" "last minute".
>> > This is one on the edge since it technically is a new feature but
>> > I understand it is satisfying a number of users, doesn't require
>> > a tool upgrade, and is hopefully minor.
> Hmm, I know too little about the mips to be sure.
> The essential question to me is:
> Is -mips32 compiled code compatible to -mips1 compiled code?
>>If you can hold off on closing 4.6.2 for today, I'll try and get it
>>in.  Naturally all this comes along right in the middle of all the
> Frankly speaking, I'd rather see these patches to go into cvs-trunk
> first and then (optionally) backported to 4.6, later.
> Ralf

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