[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 0/3] Add support of ARC architecture

Alexey Brodkin Alexey.Brodkin at synopsys.com
Mon Sep 14 07:35:31 EDT 2015

Hi Felix,

On Fri, 2015-09-11 at 15:09 +0200, Felix Fietkau wrote:
> On 2015-08-27 13:03, Alexey Brodkin wrote:
> > This patch series adds support for the Synopsys DesignWare ARC architecture.
> > 
> > DesignWare ARC700 is family of 32-bit CPUs developed by Synopsys, Inc.
> > 
> > Since version 3.9 ARC architecture is supported in mainline Linux developemnt.
> > Since version 2014.04 ARC architecture is supported in mainline U-Boot.
> > For quite some time ARC architecture is supported in upstream uClibc
> > development but since there were no recent releases of uClibc support of
> > ARC is available from uClibc's fork uClibc-ng now.
> Does Synopsys plan to add ARC support to musl as well? The code quality
> of musl is so much better than uClibc, and it also requires much less
> architecture specific code.
> I think more projects will switch from uClibc to musl in the future.

We do have plans for adding support of ARC in musl.
But these are long-term plans and we don't have any dates in mind yet.

So for now we'll keep using uClibc.
And I hope this fact won't block ARC port from being accepted in OpenWRt.

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