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Re: Port to x86-64
- To: Andrew Cagney <ac131313 at cygnus dot com>
- Subject: Re: Port to x86-64
- From: Andreas Jaeger <aj at suse dot de>
- Date: 22 Mar 2001 08:52:01 +0100
- Cc: Jiri Smid <smid at suse dot cz>, gdb at sources dot redhat dot com,Jim Blandy <jimb at cygnus dot com>
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Andrew Cagney <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Jiri Smid wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 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.
If we do introductions here, let's continue: I'm one of the glibc
developers and port glibc to x86-64. I might work in some parts
together with Jiri on gdb.
> This is good, really good - you've raised the flag early!
> I can note/suggest the following:
> o get that assignment in order
I'll send assign.future and the company disclaimer to Jiri, I hope
that's all. My papers are already ok, they've been filed last year.
> 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.
Working on a branch might be the better idea. Shall Jiri send his ssh
key to you for setting this up? Jiri, what do you prefer?
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