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[PATCH 0/9] AArch64 Mach public headers

From: Sergey Bugaev
Subject: [PATCH 0/9] AArch64 Mach public headers
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2024 12:01:40 +0300


This patchset contains public headers for AArch64 support in GNU Mach,
along with just enough buildsystem infrastructure to recognize and
install them. It is quite similar to the "sketch" patches that I have
posted in January of this year, but I have done a number of changes for
two reasons. One reason is me becoming a lot more familiar with ARM and
AArch64, in particular having done a bunch of reading of the Arm ARM.

The other reason is there is now a real port of GNU Mach to AArch64,
using these headers as its actual API/ABI. We got the Mach port to run
glibc, several Hurd servers, and simple Unix programs, including things
like fork/exec and signal delivery & handling working, which excersizes
these architecture-specific definitions (thread state & exceptions). We
have also managed to do some testing on real hardware; although not
everything is working yet, we have seen thread state manipulation &
Mach handling an unaligned SP fault work as expected.

While the Mach port exists, I'm not proposing we merge it yet. This
patch set only contains the headers, pulled from the AArch64 port
branch. It is small enough, already in ready-to-be-merged state (as
opposed to prototype/sketch state it was this January), and should be
easy to review. At the same time, this should be enough to build glibc
and most of the Hurd, and then the rest of the userland; this also means
that merging this patchset should be enough to unblock merging the glibc
port upstream, now that the GCC patches are in.


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