Obsolete powerpc*-*-*spe*

Olivier Hainque hainque@adacore.com
Wed Mar 15 10:01:00 GMT 2017

Hello Andrew,

> On Mar 13, 2017, at 19:01 , Andrew Jenner <andrew@codesourcery.com> wrote:
> I volunteer to be the point of contact for the SPE port.
> Over here at CodeSourcery/Mentor Embedded, we have a strong interest in SPE *not* being deprecated (we actively ship toolchain products with SPE multilibs, and have customers for which these are important). We are therefore volunteering resources (specifically, me) to maintain SPE upstream as well.
> I am in the process of developing some patches to add VLE support upstream (and expect to be maintainer of those once they are committed) so it would be a good fit for me to be the SPE maintainer as well.
> We have been regularly running tests on the SPE multilibs (on our internal branches) and they are in better shape than the test results Segher found from 2015. We may have some (not yet upstreamed) patches that improve the test results - I will be tracking these down and upstreaming them ASAP. I will be expanding our regular build and test runs to cover trunk as well, and will send test results to gcc-testsuite and report regressions.
> If there is no objection, I will submit patches tomorrow to un-obsolete SPE and add myself to the appropriate section of the MAINTAINERS file. The other changes will come once stage 1 opens.

Thanks for volunteering!

As mentioned upthread, we (AdaCore) also have a significant user base,
so a strong interest in the port remaining alive and we'll be happy to
keep submitting patches we might have.

The perspective of seeing VLE support come in is great news :)

Best Wishes,


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