ARMv7 stages available

Hello everyone,

Finally we have the ARMv7 stages available, you’ll find them your favourite mirror, under the releases/arm directory.

These are possible thanks to Genesi USA‘s Powerdeveloper.org project. I filed a request for getting an Efika MX to port Gentoo to the ARMv7 architecture, and i received the board last week. So thanks to them for helping us, like they’ve done in the past.

The stages are built with the following CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS:
“-Os -march=armv7-a -mfpu=vfp -mfloat-abi=softfp -pipe” and the armv7a-unknown-linux-gnueabi CHOST.
I know in the -mpfu parameter i can use neon, but the Marvell Dove ARMv7a implementation doesn’t have the NEON fpu.
I’ve also updated my buildtimes page with the info of the Efika MX.

Whats left to do:
-Document it
-armv6 stages
-Play with CFLAGS
-binary repositories for tinderboxing

Let me know if you have any suggestion.

Related post: https://armin762.wordpress.com/2009/11/25/armv7/

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4 Responses to “ARMv7 stages available”

  1. javaJake Says:

    ARM has a great future ahead of it. Glad to see Gentoo is keeping up. Excellent work, and thanks for making this officially supported. 🙂

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