[J-core] Bug#576242: gdb: Please support Renesas SH(sh4)

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Tue Jan 31 15:41:42 EST 2017

On 01/30/2017 05:21 AM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> Hi!
> We're currently working on improving SuperH support in Debian and Linux
> in general since the architecture is currently being redeveloped as an
> open source architecture called J-Core [1]. J-Core supports the SH-2
> instruction set only, but it's expected to extend to SH-3 and SH-4
> in the future. Hence, having working native SH support for gdb on Linux
> would be very desirable.
>>  * Tom Tromey <tromey at redhat.com> pointed out that any significant
>>    contributors would need to sign copyright assignment papers, since
>>    the patch is far from trivial.  Otherwise, GNU won't merge it, and it
>>    will bitrot constantly.
>>    <http://www.cygwin.com/ml/gdb-patches/2011-11/msg00499.html>
> This would actually the first and most important thing to do. I have
> tried contacting Takashi YOSHII but so far I had no success.

I asked the j-core engineers in Japan if they knew him, but the name
didn't ring any bells. (Jeff Dionne might know, but he's busy at
Distributech this week.)


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