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Re: Binutils release 2.28 - soon
- From: Palmer Dabbelt <palmer at dabbelt dot com>
- To: Tristan Gingold <gingold at adacore dot com>
- Cc: macro at imgtec dot com
- Cc: binutils at sourceware dot org
- Cc: Andrew Waterman <andrew at sifive dot com>
- Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:38:26 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: Re: Binutils release 2.28 - soon
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On Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:52:01 PST (-0800), Tristan Gingold wrote:
>> On 02 Feb 2017, at 00:33, Maciej W. Rozycki <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, 23 Dec 2016, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
>>> FYI, I'll be automatically pushing all changes I've intended to make as
>>> a part of the current MIPS development effort to this branch then, until
>>> a further notice.
>>> I'll be away from tomorrow until Jan 8th, and I will have further stuff
>>> to push when I am back, as I won't be able to complete the documentation
>>> and test suite updates tonight for the upcoming MIPS feature I intend to
>> I have decided to withdraw from pushing the feature originally intended
>> for 2.28 and keep it to the master branch only.
>> Firstly, the delay incurred by all the work related to recent bug fixes,
>> and PR ld/20828 in particular, means that any further work on the 2.28
>> branch would potentially continue blocking the release without a good
>> justification. Secondly, the extra time bought will let me update the
>> feature with some enhancements recently envisaged, making it more complete
>> right from the beginning. It does not mean I expect any significant delay
>> with that code though -- it's just that it'll happen on the master branch
>> I think there may yet be some further fallout from PR ld/20828 affecting
>> 2.28, but otherwise, with the final tweaks to the test suite just applied,
>> I consider myself done with MIPS target changes intended for 2.28.
>> There are still:
>> FAIL: objcopy -shared -z relro (tbss1)
>> FAIL: objcopy -shared -z relro (tbss2)
>> FAIL: objcopy -shared -z relro (tbss3)
>> uninvestigated MIPS regressions remaining, which I regret, however they
>> are long-standing and not necessarily an actual linker issue. I will
>> strive to resolve them on master soon.
>> However if anyone has anything they consider important to resolve for
>> 2.28 and the MIPS target, then please do let me know and I'll see what I
>> can do.
>> And last but not least thanks for your patience, Tristan, and your effort
>> with release management!
> Thank you for the status update. That's useful for the release process.
> So I plan to to the 2.28 release mid February, unless there is still an urgent patch pending.
We'd like to get a small patch in that's just waiting on 2.28 approval