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Re: Wiki Edits: a smattering of small changes

From: Amos Jeffries
Subject: Re: Wiki Edits: a smattering of small changes
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:57:52 +1300
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On 17/12/18 10:56 am, Joshua Branson wrote:
> Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz> writes:
>> On 16/12/18 6:17 am, Almudena Garcia wrote:
>>> Can you add a new FAQ about 64 bit support?
>>> Or, if exists, modify It to add this link
>>> https://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/open_issues/64-bit_port.html
>> The rebootstrap link on that page is outdated and now a 404.
>> The job name should be "rebootstrap_hurd-amd64_gcc8" (not "gcc7").
> Thanks, I'll add this to my wiki changes.
>> After looking at the i386 job failures I have some doubts about what
>> that Jenkins Job is doing for the bootstrap. It seems odd that the
>> "linux-src/" sprinkled liberally with "linux/*.h" includes should be the
>> code trying to be built. I thought there was a Hurd+Mach alternative of
>> it nowdays?
>> Also does the TODO list at the top of the page have any particular order
>> that things need to be implemented to get it done?
> I think so.  Take a look at
> https://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/open_issues/64-bit_port.html
> What is left for initial support (32-on-64) is
>     adding 64bit boot support from grub
>     implement 32/64 RPC compatibility for RPCs served by kernel.

Thats the page I am looking at. I see two lists for different flavours
of 64-bit. But no indication whether things like MID ABI definition are
blocking binutils which blocks GCC and such.

Making that explicit would help anyone (like myself) with less time to
know whether they are able to dedicate some time yet, or waiting on
something others need to do first.


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