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Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 03:06:52 +0200
From: Pierluigi Passaro <>
Subject: Re: Cortex-M support

This looks a good starting point: I'm targeting Cortex-M4 / M7 and maybe 
I'm inspecting the code and trying to get a build.
I have a few questions:

1) NOMMU support looks disabled
I'm wondering if in the file arch/arm/reloc.h, some code should be added 
(or not).
Somthing like
    #if (__ARM_ARCH_PROFILE == 'M') || (__ARM_ARCH_PROFILE == 'R')
    #define DL_NOMMU_SUPPORT 1

2) trying to enable hardfp support, the build fails
- fabs try calling vabs.f64 assembly instruction
- sqrt try calling vsqrt.f64 assembly instruction
As far as I understood, vXXX.f64 instructions are only available with 
single/double precision FPU, not with half precision.
I'm wondering if the assembly optimization should be wrapped by 
something like
    #if ... && (__ARM_FP > 7)

I'm still trying to setup a reasonable build/test environment, but I 
suppose I need some suggestions on how to proceed.
Any hints?


On 13/09/2018 02:52, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 08:41:15PM -0400, Christopher Friedt wrote:
>> It does :) Although only through thumbv2, so there would be some  assembly
>> rework required for cortex-m0.
> There's also no fdpic ABI support yet, so it's only going to be
> nonshared text. For bare-metal/pseudo-kernel or a single-program
> userspace on Linux it probably doesn't matter, but if you're trying to
> run a real userspace it's very inefficient. I'd like to add fdpic
> soon.
> Also, I think it won't work unless the kernel traps and emulates the
> cp15 thread-pointer access, since we don't support the get_tls
> syscall. (We can add it if needed, but the whole idea of the syscall
> is silly since it's no more efficient than trapping on the kernel
> side, but support for switching to it makes userspace slower/heavier.
> Rich
>> On Wed., Sep. 12, 2018, 8:39 p.m. Pierluigi Passaro, <
>>> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I was wondering if musl already supports Cortex-M or not.
>>> Thanks
>>> Regards
>>> Pier

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