Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2021 18:05:14 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...nel.org> Cc: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Adding PowerPC SPE support On Sat, Jun 05, 2021 at 11:15:04PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote: > On Sat, Jun 5, 2021 at 7:12 PM Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> wrote: > > > > When the soft-float ABI for PowerPC was added in 2016 (commit > > 5a92dd95c77cee81755f1a441ae0b71e3ae2bcdb, mail thread "[PATCH v3] Add > > PowerPC soft-float support") with Freescale cpus having the > > alternative SPE FPU as the main use case, I noted that we could > > probably support hard float on them, but that it would involve > > determining some difficult ABI constraints. I'm now revisiting adding > > this support. > > Note that regardless of the technical issues, there is a practical problem > in the long run, since gcc-8.5 was the last release with powerpcspe > support, and at some point in the future everyone will move to gcc-9 > or higher. Yes, llvm has added it though and presumably ppl who want it will just use clang or stick with old gcc (which makes me sad, but that's how it is). Rich
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