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Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2018 12:22:49 +0100
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Subject: Re: will this idea work?

* Po-yi Wang <> [2018-01-24 21:16:15 -0800]:
> the current version of musl (1.1.18), will no longer work with older
> binutils and gcc, specifically, the arm target. both i486 and ppc seem ok.
> i have checked older versions of musl, i guess some of them must have worked
> with gcc-3 binutils-1.15 before. suppose i try to port musl to work with
> older tools, specially gcc-3.4.5 and binutils-1.15. also assuming, only need
> to support older cpu and nothing new. i am guessing porting all the assembly
> files (*.s) would be sufficient?

yes, porting the asm works, but note that the old
vfp intrinsics that work in binutils don't work in
llvm (complain to llvm folks) so it's not possible
to write asm such that every tool is happy, you
will need to do some ifdef clang hackery and i'm
not sure if the '.object_arch' directive works with
that old binutils.

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