[LinuxBIOS] romcc manpage.

Eric W. Biederman ebiederman at lnxi.com
Thu Sep 7 23:19:22 CEST 2006

Stefan Reinauer <stepan at coresystems.de> writes:

> * Uwe Hermann <uwe at hermann-uwe.de> [060907 22:19]:
>> Hi,
>> here's a preliminary manpage for romcc. Some details need to be added,
>> e.g. the author, the extact license, bug-report address etc.
>> Who wrote romcc, and which license applies? There's a COPYING file in
>> the directory, so it's probably the GPL. Version 2 or v2 and later?
> Eric Biederman wrote it. <ebiederman at lnxi.com> GPL v2 is safe to assume.
> Eric?

Yes. GPL v2, like the rest of LinuxBIOS.

>> Btw, is romcc still maintained? The romcc.c file says
>> RELEASE_DATE "15 November 2004".
> I guess it is considered "stable" for what it does. Want to take it
> over? ;-)

Yes.  It is pretty stable.  There are some rare bugs.  But right
now it has been easier to work around them then to fix them :(

>> Also, the test-suite doesn't build for me (I simply typed 'make'):
>> [...]
>> <built-in>:1.0: simple_test26.c:20.26: warning: used: %mm7
>> <built-in>:1.0: simple_test26.c:20.26: 
>> too few registers
>> make: *** [tests/simple_test26.S-O2-mmmx] Error 1
>> Uwe Hermann 

Odd.  I know a few of tests are expected to fail that way, but I thought
I had them marked.  I would have to look into it in more detail to
give a better answer.


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