[patch] Drop support for non-cfi capable assemblers

Brad Smith brad at comstyle.com
Mon Mar 24 09:10:55 PDT 2014

On 23/03/14 11:15 PM, Rafael EspĂ­ndola wrote:
>>>>> Not unless IAS is made default on PowerPC and SPARC.
>>>> Really? Do you support configurations on which this is relevant?
>>> Yes.
>> Could we activate the integrated assembler by default on these systems? I believe that in general, while we're missing instruction definitions for a number of instructions supported by newer assemblers, we should have definitions for essentially all instructions supported by assemblers old enough not to have CFI support.
> I am pretty sure we can flip it for PowerPC since it is already used
> by some of the BSDs. I don't think we should hold back on needing to
> support really old assemblers for Sparc. Brad, what prevents you from
> upgrading gas?

I do for SPARC, that makes up 2 out of the 3 OS's that are being used 
and targetted so far.

What prevents FreeBSD / OpenBSD from upgrading is the license.

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