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Re: [4.9 PATCH, alpha]: Switch alpha to LRA


On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 9:17 PM, Vladimir Makarov <vmakarov@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> I never tried alpha with LRA.  So it is not assumed that LRA should work on
> alpha.  But I am sure LRA can work for alpha if some efforts will be spent.
> Porting LRA to a new target always involves changes in .md and
> machine-dependent files.  This process was even not started.
>
> Actually, Uros showed that Alpha will not require a lot of efforts as code
> in most cases is  already generated successfully.  I don't remember any
> target which I tried to port LRA in such a good shape at the beginning of
> LRA port process.

Vladimir, thanks for encouraging words, it looks that all hope is not
lost yet. However, I would like to point out that I have tested only
ev68 architecture, and apparently all the interesting stuff is in the
way ev4 and ev5 are handled. I can certainly spend a reasonable time
to bring the port up to life, but for now, I propose to revert the
patch, until ev4 bootstrap is fixed.

Uros.


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