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Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2020 12:20:53 -0500
From: Segher Boessenkool <>
To: Michal Suchánek <>
Cc: Daniel Kolesa <>,,,,
        Will Springer <>,
        Palmer Dabbelt via binutils <>,
        via libc-dev <>,,
        Joseph Myers <>
Subject: Re: ppc64le and 32-bit LE userland compatibility

On Tue, Jun 02, 2020 at 05:27:24PM +0200, Michal Suchánek wrote:
> Naturally on POWER the first cpu that has LE support is POWER8 so you
> can count on all other POWER8 features to be present.

This is not true.

The oldest CPU the ELFv2 ABI (and so, powerpc64le-linux) supports is
POWER8, but most 6xx/7xx CPUs had a working LE mode already.  There are
very old ABIs that support LE as well.


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