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Re: [RFC, PATCH] ARM related deprecations
- From: "Joseph S. Myers" <joseph at codesourcery dot com>
- To: Richard Earnshaw <rearnsha at arm dot com>
- Cc: gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:53:21 +0000 (UTC)
- Subject: Re: [RFC, PATCH] ARM related deprecations
- References: <4EE2285B.email@example.com>
On Fri, 9 Dec 2011, Richard Earnshaw wrote:
> I think we've reached the point where the following target
> configurations should be End-of-Life'd. As such, I'd like to mark them
> as deprecated in gcc-4.7, prior to removal after the branch.
I agree it's time to remove these old-ABI ports - and old-ABI uClinux
should be deprecated / removed as well. I intend to remove the old-ABI
support in glibc at some point (it's bitrotten and just confuses people
without actually building).
> I'd also like to remove at that time support for some now obsolete
> co-processor units, namely the FPA and Maverick.
Note that there's a default in arm.c
target_fpu_name = FPUTYPE_DEFAULT;
target_fpu_name = "maverick";
target_fpu_name = "fpe2";
meaning some targets default to FPA when no -mfpu= optionis passed, and
removing FPA means changing the ABI for these ports. It looks like these
are: arm*-*-freebsd* arm*-*-uclinux* (old-ABI) arm*-*-ecos-elf
arm*-*-rtems* (old-ABI) arm*-*-elf arm*-wince-pe*. My presumption is that
VFP format will be better for anyone currently using the FreeBSD and WinCE
ports (while as discussed the others are deprecation candidates), though
the FreeBSD port is probably rather bitrotten and much of the current
WinCE support for GCC isn't upstream.
Joseph S. Myers