[haiku-development] Re: [PATCH] Attempts to build haiku on linux/ppc

On 2008-05-27 at 16:02:04 [+0200], François Revol <revol@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Konstantinos Margaritis <markos@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > PS. I'm doing PowerPC/Cell coding for a living (in particular
> > > AltiVec/SPU optimizations, incl. a library with altivec optimized
> > > libc replacement functions, 3d, math stuff, etc) and I'd gladly
> > > help
> > > in the ppc port of Haiku, it will take me some time to understand
> > > its
> > > internals though :/
> >
> > That would be great - it has pretty much stalled for too long
> > already!
> > If you need any insights, feel free to ask. In a nutshell, the PPC
> > port
> > is still missing many arch_*() kernel functions (in src/system/kernel
> > /
> > arch/ppc). IIRC the next stopping point was missing PCI support (to
> > be
> > able to identify the boot volumes).
> 
> Well at least we managed with Travis to successfully build an image
> before you broke the build :D
> 
> But yeah at least the TLS init is not done as I saw.

A good deal of the userland support is missing. But the kernel init has to 
take quite a few more steps after mounting the boot volume before it even 
starts the init shell. So there are probably more issues before the 
userland stuff becomes interesting.

CU, Ingo

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