Palmer Dabbelt—October 19, 2018
Last Week in RISC-V: October 19, 2018
It's been another week, which means it's time to find another host for "Last Week in RISC-V". This week we're going to attempt a blog at riscv.org, which will hopefully be a good long-term home for this series of articles.
As usual, you can find this week's entry on GitHub.
glibc Floating-Point Test Suite
As part of the RV32I glibc submission process, Zong from Andes has submitted a glibc patch set to fix a generic floating-point bug that crosses the boundary between GCC and glibc. There's been a bit of feedback that, quite honestly, I don't understand -- the combination of floating-point and glibc macros pretty much guarantees that I won't be able to read the diff.
Luckily, it appears some smart glibc maintainers have figured out what's going on and have helped Zong work through some issues. I look forward to the v2 patch set!
Kito from Andes has backported a handful of
fixes RISC-V specific
binutils-2.31.1. The most important fix here is to avoid generating
incorrect executables with PC-relative relocations that have addends, as
was discussed in a previous post. Like usual, anyone distributing
RISC-V toolchains should update.
Floating-Point Support in
Jim has submitted a patch to add floating-point support to our
There are some interface issues in this version, but I'm sure they'll
get ironed out in time for the 4.20 merge window.
MUSL Support in
Nick Kossifidis has opened a PR to add support for MUSL to `riscv-gnu-toolchain', which should be useful for anyone working on our MUSL port. We're not upstream there yet, but reading the patches that Michael Clark sent upstream is still on my TODO list!
HiFive Unleashed Linux Drivers
Paul has posted a driver for the
as well as the associated device tree
to the Linux mailing lists. There are some issues, but hopefully
they'll get resolved soon.
Additionally, Atish has a patch set containing drivers for our GPIO and PWM controller that was posted to the list last week.
- October 14: FOSSi Fiesta San Jose hosted by Western Digital in Milpitas.
- October 18: RISC-V Day Tokyo hosted by Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.
- October 22: RISC-V BoF at Embedded Linux Conference + IoT Summit Europe hosted by The Linux Foundation in Edinburgh, UK.
- November 1: RISC-V Bay Area Meetup hosted by Antmicro in Milpitas.
- November 13: RISC-V Microconference at Linux Plumbers Conference in Vancouver, Canada.
- December 3: RISC-V Summit in Santa Clara, CA.