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


On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 11:32:39AM +1200, Michael Hope wrote:
>
>So:
> * Big endian: undefined, defaults to /lib/ld-linux.so.3
> * Little endian, soft float: /lib/ld-linux.so.3
> * Little endian, hard float: /libhf/ld-linux.so.3
>
>> Standard upstream practice supports having multiple variants that
>> plausibly run on the same system at the same time, such as /lib and
>> /lib64, and it seems reasonable to support hard and soft float variants
>> that way via a directory such as /libhf. ?The Debian-style paths are not
>> the default on any other architecture and I don't think it's appropriate
>> to make them the default for this particular case only.
>
>OK.  Debian multiarch covers libraries and headers but not
>executables.  As a MIPS hard float /usr/bin/ls would collide with an
>ARM hard float /usr/bin/ls then it's fine for the loader names to
>potentially collide as well.
>
>In practice they wouldn't as most architecture has a subtily different
>loader name (cf. ld.so.1 for MIPS, ld-linux.so.2 for i386, and
>ld-linux.so.3 for ARM).

Yes, thankfully. More by luck than any design.

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


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