[fpc-devel] ARM/AARCH64 work

Marc Weustink marc at dommelstein.nl
Thu Aug 6 09:03:28 CEST 2020

On 5-8-2020 23:44, Sven Barth via fpc-devel wrote:
> Am 05.08.2020 um 18:33 schrieb J. Gareth Moreton:
>> P.S. While I haven't been asked to improve aarch64-linux specifically, 
>> if I'm understanding things
>> correctly, there should be very few differences with the actual target 
>> platform in regards to
>> calling conventions, for example.
> Correct, the most is equal between the platform. There are only subtle 
> differences like this one for AArch64-Win64: 
> https://svn.freepascal.org/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/trunk/compiler/aarch64/ncpuset.pas?r1=44949&r2=44948&pathrev=44949 
> If you want, you could also install a Windows 10 On ARM64 inside a KVM 
> on your Raspberry (with the correct guest drivers you'll get near native 
> performance) like I have done and test around on that as well ;) Maybe 
> you'll find the necessary time earlier than me to fix the remaining 
> problems of the compiler not being able to cycle itself there... :/

Do you mind sharing where you found a working network driver ? I've read 
endless stories of instabilities with a few possible links to solutions 
of a few months old.
 From all that I got the impression that building myself would be the 
"quickest" way to get them.


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