[fpc-devel] Bounty for MIPS

Pierre Free Pascal pierre at freepascal.org
Sun Jan 29 15:41:44 CET 2012

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : fpc-devel-bounces at lists.freepascal.org [mailto:fpc-devel-
> bounces at lists.freepascal.org] De la part de Mark Morgan Lloyd
> Envoyé : dimanche 29 janvier 2012 15:19
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> Objet : Re: [fpc-devel] Bounty for MIPS
> Florian Klämpfl wrote:
> > Main problem with MIPS is to get hands on a reasonable development
> > system (full fledged unix like Debian Linux, *BSD, CPU in the range of 1
> > GHz, 128 MB or more RAM, at least 1 GB of HD/SSD). Cross compiling is
> > possible of course, but it makes testing and bug fixing very tedious. If
> > ssh to such a system is available, I'll look into fixing the MIPS port
> > without any bounty.
> My experience is that Qemu's support of a MIPS target isn't bad,
> although what I've done so far has been cross-hosted which was certainly
> good enough for compilation of e.g. the compiler in isolation.
> Didn't somebody already have loan hardware for this?
> I'd certainly be happy to continue chugging away at testing once the
> assembler reader issue was sorted out- at least until the next
> insurmountable problem :-)
It seems that David Zhang's compiler already had such a reader,
I will try to adapt it if I find the time.

  It seems like GNU AS has a different MUPS syntax as traditional MIPS 
assembler, but I didn't find precise information about this;
Could someone give me some pointers?


PS: I do have access to a GCC Compile farm machine running on 
gcc42       160G     0.8  GHz ICT Loongson 2F / 512 MB RAM / Lemote Fuloong
6004 Linux mini PC / Debian mipsel
muller at gcc42:~$ uname -a
Linux gcc42 #476 Tue Oct 20 14:25:23 CST 2009 mips64 GNU/Linux
No idea how that machine would compare to the one
we were talking about here.

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