Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:46:26 +0100 From: John Spencer <maillist-musl@...fooze.de> To: David Wuertele <dave+gmane@...rtele.com> CC: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Re: arm softfp compatibility arch/fpu in gcc-4.8.2 David Wuertele wrote: > John Spencer <maillist-musl <at> barfooze.de> writes: > >>> arm-linux-musleabihf/4.8.2/../../../../arm-linux-musleabihf/bin/ld: failed to >>> merge target specific data of file lib/armeabi/libXXX.a(YYY.o) >>> >>> What arch/fpu should I use to build a toolchain that can link against this >>> library? >> if you need to link to proprietary softfloat modules, you have to use >> "softfp" float mode. that one is compatible to soft, but makes full use >> of the FPU. > > Thanks! That was what I was hoping. > > I see that gcc-4.8.2 supports "--with-float=softfp". I'm confused about what > to use for "--with-fpu", if anything. My choices are: > > | vfp | vfp3 | vfpv3 \ > | vfpv3-fp16 | vfpv3-d16 | vfpv3-d16-fp16 | vfpv3xd \ > | vfpv3xd-fp16 | neon | neon-fp16 | vfpv4 | vfpv4-d16 \ > | fpv4-sp-d16 | neon-vfpv4 | fp-arm-v8 | neon-fp-armv8 \ > | crypto-neon-fp-armv8) > > If I omit the "--with-fpu", will it just default to use soft float all the time? not sure what the default is, but afaik vfp is the most compatible one (only needed when you want to create binaries that work on way less decent arm chips). if you want the best speed, pick one of the neons - not sure which one your chip supports though. cortex A8 already supports neon, so that one should definitely work for you while giving decent performance. in doubt, ask your vendor for the best setting.
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