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SubjectRe: [PATCH 29/30] microblaze_mmu_v1: stat.h MMU update
On Thursday 30 April 2009, Michal Simek wrote:

> 2. header cleanup -> some of them is pain because I have to recompile toolchain
> that's should be a big deal but after recompilation kernel, user apps I am getting some problems.

Yes, I understand that you have a circular dependency there, but fixing
the ABI can only become harder with time, as more people start using
the current kernel/toolchain combination.

> 3. syscall cleanup -> we still have old libc and I can't simple remove ancient syscalls

I had hoped that the way I set __ARCH_WANT_SYSCALL_* in the microblaze
unistd.h would provide an easy way to migrate, because this still defines
almost all traditional system calls (I haven't double-checked if some more
are currently used on microblaze, but they would be easy to add).
This means that as a first step, rebuilding the tool chain (as above) should
be sufficient and not require source-level changes to libc. From that point,
you can remove the remaining __ARCH_WANT_SYSCALL_* defintions one by one,
and change the libc accordingly.

I could also try building uclibc with the generic headers if I find the
time. Which version do you use, just upstream or do you have a private
libc tree with more changes?

Arnd <><

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