Re: [Linux-ia64] TODO list

From: Jun Nakajima <jun_at_sco.com>
Date: 2001-02-10 06:14:18
Do we want to support epc-based system calls? I know some other IA-64 OS
uses that mechanism. I'm not sure how much perfermance gain we can get
by that in Linux, though.


Don Dugger wrote:
> 
> All-
> 
> As promised, here is the Linux IA64 To-Do list, current
> as of 2/9/01.  The pretty printed HTML version is always
> available at `http://www.linuxia64.org/todo.html/'.  Note
> that there are a few things that no one has signed up to
> do yet.  If you are interested in taking responsibility for:
> 
>         EEPro100
>         Hot plug SCSI
>         GLIBC unwind API
>         setjmp cleanup
> 
> just let me know (here is your chance for fame and fortune :-)
> 
> Linux IA64 To-Do List
> Februrary 9, 2001
> 
> Kernel
> 
>         Task
>           Owner
>             Details
> 
>         Unaligned handler
>           David Mosberger - DONE
>             Works for user procs, need support for kernel
> 
> 
>         CS4281 Sound
>           Thomas Woller
>             Should be OK, requires updated MPG128 and/or XMMS
> 
> 
>         EEPro100
>           ?
>             Hangs on >180MB xfers
> 
> 
>         Hot plug SCSI
>           ?
>             Hotplugging doesn't crash the kernel but the
>             kernel doesn't detect the change.
> 
> 
>         Other HW Support
> 
> 
>         UNIX98 test suite
>           Doug Beattie
>             Fix test suite failures, need simple test cases
> 
> 
>         CPU state on execve
>           David Mosberger
>             Clear CPU state to avoid info leak to new program.
>             Alan Cox thinks it would be sufficient to do this when
>             current->dumpable is zero
> 
>         AGP Support
>             Chris Ahna
> 
> 
>         DRI support
>           Chris Ahna
>             Need DRI module for ATI Rage128
> 
> 
>         llseek
>           Erich Focht - DONE
>             Need llseek for fs/proc/base.c:proc_mem operations.
>             Patch submitted.
> 
> 
> Libraries
> 
>         Task
>           Owner
>             Details
> 
> 
>         gprof support
>           Jes Sorensen
>             Most of the GLIBC bits should be there,
>             hope to get the M4 autoconf done soon.
> 
> 
>         GLIBC unwind API
>           ?
>             Define API that works with signal handling, probably
>                 starting from the kernel unwinder.
>             Implement this API
>             Contact David Mosberger for details.
> 
> 
> 
>         setjmp cleanup
>           ?
>             Bring setjmp into compliance with SW conventions
>               (flushrs must be done on a setjmp)
>             Remove extraneous loadrs in __longjmp.
>             Contact David Mosberger for details.
> 
> 
> 
> Applications
> 
>         Task Owner Details
> 
> 
>         gdb
>           Kevin Buettner
>             NaT bits fail
>             pthread support
>             coredump support broken
>             inferior function calls fail
>             HW watchpoints fail
> 
> 
>         strace
>           Don Dugger
>             new system calls added
>             strace -f hangs on a fork
> --
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Jun U Nakajima
Core OS Development
SCO/Murray Hill, NJ
Email: jun@sco.com, Phone: 908-790-2352 Fax: 908-790-2426
Received on Fri Feb 09 11:19:44 2001

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