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Re: Port to x86-64
- To: Jiri Smid <smid at suse dot cz>
- Subject: Re: Port to x86-64
- From: Andrew Cagney <ac131313 at cygnus dot com>
- Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 11:17:32 -0500
- Cc: gdb at sources dot redhat dot com, Jim Blandy <jimb at cygnus dot com>
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Jiri Smid wrote:
> My name is Jiri Smid and I work for SuSE CR.
> SuSE works on porting Linux to new 64-bit AMD processors.
> I will work on port GDB.
This is good, really good - you've raised the flag early!
I can note/suggest the following:
o get that assignment in order
Remember, GDB can only accept the code
if the copyright of the work is all
in order. It is best to start working
on this one now so that you don't get
hit with it at the end.
Part of this is ensuring that all
people contributing to your GDB have
a valid assignment in place.
o submit the configury mess early
even if you don't have real code
could I suggest thinking about
separating this out so that
you can get on with the real
This also avoids the age old
problem of things going into
a tail spin while people agree
on the correct name :-)
o Your code will need to use
the multi-arch framework.
o You should watch out for
the GNU coding standard.
As they say, no pain, no gain :-)
I also wonder if you actually need a separate CVS repository and
couldn't just live on a branch of the official GDB repository? It
should make merging a lot easier.