Bug 58733 - Add SPARC64 support
Summary: Add SPARC64 support
Alias: None
Product: Runtime
Classification: Mono
Component: General ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Linux
: --- enhancement
Target Milestone: Community
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-08-11 22:14 UTC by mikejoebro
Modified: 2017-08-16 18:53 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description mikejoebro 2017-08-11 22:14:54 UTC
I read on the Mono website that earlier versions of the runtime supported SPARC64. I'm currently developing a chip using the SPARC64 ISA, and was interested in learning about adding Mono support for it?

If there are parts of the mono runtime's codebase I need to become familiar with, any direction/guidance would be appreciated.

Thank you!
Comment 1 Zoltan Varga 2017-08-14 04:57:36 UTC
The sparc support has bitrotten, and will probably be removed in the future, since sparc is pretty much dead.
Comment 2 mikejoebro 2017-08-14 17:47:14 UTC
Well, it clearly isn't "dead" if I'm developing a chip using it. :)

Should I just be looking into .NET Core as a replacement for Mono regardless?
Comment 3 Ludovic Henry 2017-08-16 18:53:53 UTC

We have no plan to officially support SPARC64 any time soon.

If you want to check what's working, and what would need to be fixed, I would encourage you to compile and run the mini regression tests (make -C mono/mini -k check). Those tests would be the bare minimum to ensure that the JIT can run on this platform.

Another solution would be to use the interpreter, but it is still a work in progress, so you might have to fix it to run on this platform.

If you run into any issue, please feel free to open a bug, and we will make sure to give you enough information for you to figure it out.

Thank you!