[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 0/3] Add support of ARC architecture
Alexey.Brodkin at synopsys.com
Mon Sep 14 08:07:08 EDT 2015
On Mon, 2015-09-14 at 13:41 +0200, John Crispin wrote:
> On 14/09/2015 13:35, Alexey Brodkin wrote:
> > 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.
> not a blocker but something we wanted to be sure that cannot be avoided :)
Unfortunately for now we don't have any option other than uClibc.
But as mentioned above we do plan to support with time more and more alternatives.
The problem is we have plenty of things to support while still being a small group
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