FreeBSD Status Report January-March, 2010
mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Thu Apr 22 16:13:31 UTC 2010
On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 03:47:32PM +0000, Daniel Gerzo wrote:
> FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report
> Clang replacing GCC in the base system
> URL: http://wiki.FreeBSD.org/BuildingFreeBSDWithClang
> Contact: Ed Schouten <ed at FreeBSD.org>
> Contact: Roman Divacky <rdivacky at FreeBSD.org>
> Contact: Brooks Davis <brooks at FreeBSD.org>
> Contact: Pawel Worach <pawel.worach at gmail.com>
> Since the last status report we got to the state where we are able to
> build all of FreeBSD (the C and C++ bits) on i386/amd64 with clang. The
> only exception is the bootloader which does not fit within the given
> size constraint. This is where the current efforts are going on. The
> C++ part got a big boost now being able to compile all C++ code in
> FreeBSD and itself.
> We saw some movment on Mips and PowerPC. Mips got its driver
> definitions from Oleksander Tymoshenko and Nathan Whitehorn did the
> same for PowerPC and tested the kernel. Currently, the PPC kernel seems
> to boot but due to lack of va_arg implementation for PowerPC nothing is
> printed out. Nathan is working on that.
> Overall ClangBSD is selfhosting on i386/amd64 and some progress has
> been made on PowerPC/PPC. We also saw some contribution to the Sparc64
> but this seems to have stalled.
> We need people to try out ClangBSD (see the wiki) and runtime test it.
> We also would appreciate help with other archs - namely ARM.
> Open tasks:
> 1. Runtime test ClangBSD on amd64/i386.
> 2. Help with ARM/Mips/Sparc64.
> 3. More testing of clang on 3rd party apps (ports).
> 4. Discussion on integrating LLVM/clang into FreeBSD.
what about ia64?
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