[Suggestion] about h8/300 architecture in gcc and binutils

Chen Gang gang.chen@asianux.com
Tue Sep 10 01:15:00 GMT 2013

Hello Maintainers:

After google search and check the Linux kernel, H8/300 is dead, and for
gcc-4.9.0 and binutils-2.23.2 still has h8300, do we still need it for
another OS ?

Welcome any suggestions or completions, thanks.

The related information in linux kernel next tree:

  commit d02babe847bf96b82b12cc4e4e90028ac3fac73f
  Author: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>
  Date:   Fri Aug 30 06:01:49 2013 -0700
      Drop support for Renesas H8/300 (h8300) architecture
      H8/300 has been dead for several years, and the kernel for it
      has not compiled for ages. Drop support for it.
      Cc: Yoshinori Sato <ysato@users.sourceforge.jp>
      Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
      Signed-off-by: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>

The related information in gcc/binutils:

  We can build h8300 cross-compiler for Linux kernel, successfully, but it has many bugs when building Linux kernel with -Os.
  if we still need h8300 for another OS, is it still valuable to send these bugs to Bugzilla (although it is found under Linux)?

Chen Gang

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