[Buildroot] Bare metal toolchain support?

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Sat Nov 26 13:49:43 UTC 2016

On 25-11-16 08:54, Alvaro Gamez wrote:
> However, I don't know if I can generalize this work to improve buildroot and
> make this
> available for anyone. Should newlib exist as a package for buildroot? Maybe only
> libgloss?

 It never hurts to throw patches on the list so they are stored for posterity.
The worst that can happen is that we don't apply them.

> I don't mind working on this, but I'd need some guidance, as I don't have
> everything clear
> yet. What could be a nice starting point?
> I see on the list there was a patch from March "toolchain: add support for the
> newlib library"
> but as far as I know it hasn't been comitted. Maybe improving that patch to fix
> the issues
> it had could be the first step.

 I gave a few comments on them, but please note this remark I made in response
to Chris's patch:

>>  I've checked with other core developers and there is not a lot of enthusiasm to 
>> include this (as witnessed by the long delay in reviewing this patch). So you'd 
>> need to be very active in pushing this to make it feasible.


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