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Re: [PATCH] ARM: Use different linker path for hardfloat ABI


On Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 01:34:30PM +1200, Michael Hope wrote:
>2012/4/4 Paulo César Pereira de Andrade
>>
>> ?I did two ports of Mandriva to armv7. One of my choice to use softfp,
>> and another hardfp port to be compatible with other distros. But other
>> than a previous armv5 port, there is not much else of Mandriva arm,
>> so, it would be "good to have" to be able to run binaries for either
>> without resorting to a chroot, and only testing purposes.
>>
>> ?Bumping major or calling it ld-linux-foo.so.3 is out of question?
>
>I suspect /lib/ld-linux-$foo.so.3 would be fine.  There's two
>questions here though: can the hard float loader have a different path
>and, if so, what should it be?  We're still working on the first part.

We've previously discussed changing the name or the version number of
the linker, but there was a worry that compatibility would be
broken. Apparently the Meego folks have released a hard-float system
using ld-linux.so.3 and were concerned about this.

Cheers,
-- 
Steve McIntyre                                steve.mcintyre@linaro.org
<http://www.linaro.org/> Linaro.org | Open source software for ARM SoCs


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