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Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:54:10 +0000
From: Jaydeep Patil <Jaydeep.Patil@...tec.com>
To: "musl@...ts.openwall.com" <musl@...ts.openwall.com>
Subject: RE: microMIPS32R2 O32 port

Hi Rich,

We can reuse existing MIPS code for microMIPS. There are places where we read from $ra must be compiled for MIPS.
Please refer to https://github.com/JaydeepIMG/musl-1/tree/micromips32r2_v2 for modifications.

Thanks,
Jaydeep

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Rich Felker [mailto:dalias@...ifal.cx] On Behalf Of Rich Felker
>Sent: 07 April 2017 PM 07:50
>To: musl@...ts.openwall.com
>Subject: Re: [musl] [MUSL] microMIPS32R2 O32 port
>
>On Fri, Apr 07, 2017 at 06:47:57AM +0000, Jaydeep Patil wrote:
>> Hi Rich,
>>
>> microMIPS is an Application Specific Extension (ASE) to MIPS cores.
>> Both microMIPS and MIPS can co-exist. MIPS code can call microMIPS and
>> vice-versa. microMIPS is a compressed ISA and contains both 16 and
>> 32-bit instructions for code size benefit.
>
>In that case I'm confused what the benefit of compiling the asm files as
>micromips rather than plain mips is. Is it just to save 10 bytes here and there?
>
>Rich

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