Andreas Bießmann andreas.devel at googlemail.com
Sat Sep 8 09:10:30 CEST 2012

Dear Marek Vasut,

On 08.09.12 08:36, Marek Vasut wrote:
> Hi guys.
> I've been pondering if the CONFIG_NEEDS_MANUAL_RELOC is getting away from 
> MIPS/NDS32/AVR32/Sparc/M68K any soon. 

I started playing around with 'elf relocation' for avr32 beginning this
year when I first saw this dlmalloc relocation warning about aliasing.
But this is not yet finished and disregarded since then.

> We've been having relocation around for a 
> while, yet these platforms still don't support it. Currently, the MANUAL_RELOC 
> only bloats code all around and usually breaks things that can be nicely cleaned 
> up.

I see your point.

> So guys, can you please share your roadmaps for this issue?

I will again look into this later this year. On my roadmap are two major
 a) SPL for AT91 to remove the need for AT91bootstrap
 b) relocation for AVR32

But sorry, I can not give you a schedule for these features.

Best regards

Andreas Bießmann

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