Porting mips-sgi-irix65 [help]

Simon Marlow simonmar@microsoft.com
Fri, 24 Jan 2003 13:47:49 -0000

> As pointed Michael Weber in a sparc-unknown-linux porting,the=20
> key point is
> "gcc on sparc-linux (mips-irix) doesn't mark the beginning of
> .data(like "data_start" on i386-linux) . Using etext is=20
> definitely wrong
> here, since .rodata comes afterwards and therefore etext=20
> doesn't cover the infotables for
> static-closures"

You may be interested to know that recent CVS versions of GHC don't have =
the requirement that the section boundaries need to be known.  You'll =
undoubtedly find it easier to port newer versions (although in order to =
bootstrap you might need to start from an older version...).