[J-core] RFC: Add native support for Linux SH
John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Fri Feb 10 16:06:13 EST 2017
Forgot to CC some relevant people and lists.
On 02/10/2017 09:55 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> I have picked up an old patch which was posted to this mailing list
> in 2011  which adds native GDB support for Linux SuperH (SH).
> Since this patch was never merged for various reasons, it gained
> dust and needed some work to be usable with current versions of
> GDB again.
> I have taken the patch and forward-ported it to the current version
> of GDB from git master. I have tested it on my SH7785LCR SuperH
> hardware on Debian unstable and I was able to debug simple C
> programs. I have not thoroughly tested the functionality, however.
> With this post, I would like to ask for some feedback on how to
> proceed with this patch. The original author of the patch is
> Takashi Yoshii who wrote it while working at Renesas Electronics
> in Japan.
> Back in 2011, one of the major show-stoppers why the patch was
> not merged was apparently the missing FSF copyright assignment
> by the author . However, since Yoshii-san was working for
> Renesas back then, I think the copyright assignment would have
> to be signed by them and not him personally. And since Renesas
> has already contributed various SuperH code to various FSF
> projects like gcc and binutils, I'd assume that the necessary
> FSF copyright assignment has already been signed.
> I have also asked Yutaka Niibe (CC'ed) to try to get into touch
> with Takashi Yoshii through his old connections at Renesas, in
> case we would need some input from Yoshii-san's side.
> As for the technical part: I'm happy to take any feedback and
> improve the patch so it has reached the necessary quality to
> be able to get merged into GDB mainline.
> Having native GDB support for Linux SH has become relevant
> again since the SuperH architecture is currently being
> redeveloped as the J-Core open source architecture .
>>  http://www.cygwin.com/ml/gdb-patches/2011-11/msg00490.html
>>  http://www.cygwin.com/ml/gdb-patches/2011-11/msg00499.html
>>  http://j-core.org/
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