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Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:37:45 +0000
From: Joseph Myers <>
To: Rich Felker <>
CC: Rob Landley <>, <>,
	<>, <>
Subject: Re: SH sigcontext ABI is broken

On Wed, 24 Jun 2015, Rich Felker wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 02:10:06PM +0000, Joseph Myers wrote:
> > On Wed, 24 Jun 2015, Rich Felker wrote:
> > 
> > > Nominally SH3 support remains in both the kernel and glibc. If it can
> > > be established that multiple parties agree that there's really no one
> > > left who cares about the old no-FPU sigcontext ABI on SH3, I will be
> > > all for dropping it and unifying sigcontext.
> > 
> > Note that right now we have BE and LE versions of *three* ABIs for SH in 
> > glibc (SH3 soft-float, SH4 soft-float, SH4 hard-float) (and as noted in 
> > this discussion, right now each would only work properly on a kernel with 
> > the corresponding configuration).  See 
> > <>.
> Is your understanding that SH4 soft-float is using the SH4 ucontext_t
> layout? I don't think it's even working at all. Glibc uses the layout

My understanding is what Kaz affirmed in 
<>.  It's 
entirely possible there are bugs (including regressions) in this area; if 
so, they should be filed in Bugzilla.

Joseph S. Myers

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