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Re: Orphans to adopt?
Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 15:51:47 -0500 (CDT)
From: Manoj Iyer <email@example.com>
> Hmm, powerpc could really, really use some cleanup, but hardly
What type of clean up effort are we looking at for ppc. I am working on
ppc & linux and I can spend some time on this.
A couple of things:
* It still needs to be gdb_bytified.
* There are still a few deprecated things used by rs6000/powerpc.
Look for things that have deprecated in their name.
* There is still a tm.h for most/all rs6000/powerpc targets.
Basically config/powerpc/tm-ppc-eabi.h and config/rs6000/tm-rs6000.h
need to be cleaned out.
* The code could use some reorganisation, especially the way the
architecture vector is constructed. Some of the OS/ABI-specefic
stuff is handled in rs6000-tdep.c, some of it is dealt with in
OS-specific files like ppc-linux-tdep.c and pccnbsd-tdep.c.
A lot of the mess seems to stem from the fact that we still try to
support AIX 4 & 5 on POWER as well as PowerPC. But it seems that none
of the core gdb developers have access to hardware.