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Re: eliminate deprecated_insert_raw_breakpoint. what's left.
- From: "Ulrich Weigand" <uweigand at de dot ibm dot com>
- To: brobecker at adacore dot com (Joel Brobecker)
- Cc: palves at redhat dot com (Pedro Alves), gdb-patches at sourceware dot org (GDB Patches)
- Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:45:17 +0200 (CEST)
- Subject: Re: eliminate deprecated_insert_raw_breakpoint. what's left.
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Joel Brobecker wrote:
> > > I would be surprised if anyone still cared about IRIX anymore.
> > > I enjoyed working on that system, but I no longer have access
> > > to it, so can't support it anymore.
> > I see that IRIX seems to be in "Retired Mode" as of 12/31/2013:
> > http://www.sgi.com/tech/irix/?_mips_support.html
> And I saw yesterday on the binutils mailing-list that IRIX support
> was removed from GCC already. I think these are all pretty strong
> > Do we have a current process to formally obsolete/remove support
> > for old systems?
> > [ I guess another candidate to remove might be Alpha OSF/1 ... ]
> Here is what I found:
> I agree we can obsolete Alpha OSF/1 as well.
Once OSF/1 and IRIX are gone, I hope all of the ECOFF/mdebug debug
format support can go as well (mipsread.c, mdebugread.c etc.) ...
The process documented in the Wiki is a bit weird (adding OBSOLETE
to *every line* of those files ???) and it seems we didn't follow
it in the last major round of obsoleting code either:
I think using a process along similar lines might be best.
Dr. Ulrich Weigand
GNU/Linux compilers and toolchain