MIPS Android 4.4.2 Release Notes


Project Art

7be94f2 was Chris Dearman, message:
Workaround for gcc volatile struct member bug in TransitionFromRunnableToSuspended.

Project Bionic

0be256d was Chris Dearman, message:
Allocate additional space on stack for indirect syscal.l

85e5f57 was Duane Sand, message:
[MC] Support load_bias!=base and dynamic exec files.

fb77af3 was Chris Dearman, message:
Handle unused parameter in debuggerd_signal_handler.

eb21ee0 was Duane Sand, message:
[MC] MagicCode support for KitKat 4.4.

e574b5f was Chris Dearman, message:
[MIPS] Reimplement syscall to invoke the system call directly.

2b4734b was Chris Dearman, message:
Use load_bias to adjust search address in dladdr_find_symbol.

e207802 was Chris Dearman, message:
In dladdr_find_symbol prefer a global symbol over a weak version.

af3418d was Steve Ellcey, message:
Updated memcpy: 1. Same code compiles for both 64bit and 32 bit 2. Same code as used in glibc 3. Use the prepare-to-store prefetch for good performance and will work on any MIPS chip where the cache line size is 128 bytes or less.
 

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Project Build

8ceff2f was Raghu Gandham, message:
[MIPS] Modify the page size defaults of the linker to reflect the actual page size.

22d4200 was Douglas Leung, message:
Add support for adding device admins on the emulator.

c142485 was Duane Sand, message:
[MC] Enable installing of Arm apps via Play Store.

f8ddf5f was Duane Sand, message:
Workaround for broken ‘make sdk’.

fe8f736 was Pete Delaney, message:
[MIPS] Add support for MXU instructions for Ingenic builds.

Project CTS

e4e62d9 was Douglas Leung, message:
Fix a android.hardware.cts.CameraTest cts test.

85a946f was Douglas Leung, message:
Fix for CTS test android.os.cts.StatFsTest. getAvailableBlocks() and getFreeBlocks() may return 0. Which implies getAvailableBytes() and getFreeBytes() may return 0.

d3739ff was Chris Dearman, message:
Propagate disable-reboot flag to sharded invocations.
 

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Project Dalvik

087ce6d was Pete Delaney, message:
Use MAP_FIXED in remapNewHeap.

ba1e651 was Duane Sand, message:
[MC] Magiccode support.

b75e20a was Douglas Leung, message:
[MIPS] Optimize pipeline bubbles between load and usage.

3ca9243 was Douglas Leung, message:
[MIPS] Fixing FP registers fs0 and fs1 corruption bug.

1407511 was Douglas Leung, message:
[MIPS] Optimize opcodes to avoid bubble in pipeline.

3db1bd5 was Chris Dearman, message:
[MIPS] Use sync instruction in dvmCompilerGenMemBarrier.

5bdb45c was Douglas Leung, message:
[MIPS] Fix a problem with the FPU double alignment workaround.

Project Device/Generic/Goldfish/

24c2c27 was Douglas Leung, message:
Fix inconsistant results for the some cts tests.

f12c7ac was Douglas Leung, message:
Catch divide by zero case in drawCheckerBoard() function.

b121bd0 was Raghu Gandham, message:
Modify the build targets for goldfish to aosp*.
 

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Project External/Bluetooth/Bluedroid/

cb19d78 was Chris Dearman, message:
Avoid potential buffer overrun in bd2str caused by signed char.

Project External/libvpx/

a44e74b was Raghu Gandham, message:
Remove LOCAL_CFLAGS set for MIPS which are no longer required.

Project External/OProfile/

4e6d9c4 was Chris Dearman, message:
Enable access to /proc/kallsyms.

Project External/qemu/

1bee872 was Miodrag Dinic, message:
[MIPS] Fixes for DSP ASE in Android QEMU.

cc490bd was Douglas Leung, message:
Change default cpu to 24KEf which has all the supported extensions.

86dcd01 was Nemanja Popov, message:
[MIPS] Support for DSP ASE in Android QEMU.
 

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Project External/skia/

d050a9 was Teodora Novkovic, message:
New mips dsp/dspr2 optimization patch for Android-KitKat-4.4.

Project External/strace/

79fc0f4 was Chris Dearman, message:
Clean up strace sigaction output.

Project External/Tremolo/

024d401 was Nedeljko Babic, message:
[MIPS] Tremolo optimizations for mips

project External/webrtc/

7722f45 was Zeljko Lukac, message:
[MIPS] WebRTC optimizations for MIPS.
 

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project Frameworks/av/

ccfa6f6 was Zeljko Lukac, message:
[MIPS] H264dec optimizations for MIPS.

5f48c6f was Duane Sand, message:
[MIPS] MP3 decoder optimizations for Mips.

Project Frameworks/base/

3939fae was Duane Sand, message:
[MC] Add Magiccode support.

Project Prebuilts/gcc/darwin-x86/mips/mipsel-linux-android-4.7/

1231200 was Andrew Hsieh, message:
Fix GCC 4.7 MIPS ICE at dwarf2out.c

38f7534 was Andrew Hsieh, message:
Fix gdb python support for Android platform debugging

83a0c6b was Andrew Hsieh, message:
Refresh MIPS GCC 4.7 toolchain with MXU support

project Prebuilts/gcc/linux-x86/mips/mipsel-linux-android-4.7/

08d1688 was Andrew Hsieh, message:
Fix GCC 4.7 MIPS ICE at dwarf2out.c

f330684 was Andrew Hsieh, message:
Fix gdb python support for Android platform debugging

e311058 was Andrew Hsieh, message:
Refresh MIPS GCC 4.7 toolchain with MXU support
 

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Project Prebuilts/misc/

10d8ee3 was Chris Dearman, message:
[MC] Libraries built from the tag akim-2.1.

Project Prebuilts/qemu-kernel/

bfbd55e was Chris Dearman, message:
Update mips kernel to include MC and FPU alignment fixes

Project System/Core/

a35f8cc was Chris Dearman, message:
Dwarf backtrace for MIPS.

429bd12 was Chris Dearman, message:
Force alignment of data buffer used to process netlink messages.

7aaaf7f was Chris Dearman, message:
Handle screendumps for all framebuffer sizes.

ef5efb7 was Bhanu Chetlapalli, message:
Use inet_ntoa to display ipaddr and mask values.

94aaf1e was Chris Dearman, message:
Remove dependence on system pagesize

Project System/Extras/

b3375a6 was Chris Dearman, message:
[MIPS] Add crash_test() code.

f5b9f3f was Chris Dearman, message:
Handle framebuffers that aren’t page aligned.
 

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Known Issues

General

Android emulator (QEMU) incorrectly reports that it doesn’t support OpenGL ES 2.0

From Skia tests

WritePixels tests for mips32-fp and mips32r2-fp generate SIGSEGV for GLPrograms.
Sk64 and WritePixels tests are failing on for mips32r2dsp and mips32r2dspr2.

For CTS-TF version 4.4_r1.9, out of 24626 total number of test cases the following failures are observed

from package: android.media 33 test cases
from package: com.android.pts.simplecpu 1 test case
from package: android.app 6 test cases
from package: android.hardware 22 test cases
from package: android.keystore 1 test case
from package: android.location 3 test cases
from package: android.mediastress 14 test cases
from package: android.net 8 test cases
from package: android.os 2 test cases
from package: android.permission 2 test cases
from package: android.renderscript 8 test cases
from package: android.renderscriptgraphics 42 test cases
from package: android.security 5 test cases
from package: android.telephony 1 test case
from package: android.view 1 test case
from package: android.webkit 3 test cases
from package:android.display 2 test cases
from package: com.android.cts.aadb 2 test cases
from package: android.acceleration 2 test cases
from package: android.admin.cts 7 test cases
from package: libcore.java 2 test cases
from package: android.opengl 1 test case
from package: android.openglperf 3 test cases
from package: com.android.cts.appsecurity 3 test cases
from package: android.textureview.cts 5 test cases
from package: com.android.cts.uiautomatortest 4 test cases
from package: com.android.cts.opengl.reference 1 test case
from package: com.android.cts.simplecpu 1 test case
from package: android.opengl.cts 2 test cases
 

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