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Re: [PATCH v3] Add support for sparc compare-and-branch

Eric Botcazou <> writes:

>> No, quite the contrary.  as is just a (sometimes partial) backport of
>> Studio fbe, though it's hard to tell exactly which Studio version of fbe
>> forms the basis of as.  Especially for the Solaris 10 as patches, only
>> particular bugfixes/enhancements have been backported.
>> Backward compatibility is maintained, of course.  as(1) lists
>>      -xarch=v9
>>          Equivalent to: -m64 -xarch=sparc
>> and many more.
> Does it list -xarch=v8pluse/-xarch=v9e as equivalent to -m32/64 -xarch=sparc4?
> If so, I don't think that we need to change our scheme, using 'e' instead of 
> 'd' for SPARC4 instructions should work just fine with both GNU and Sun as.

as(1) mentions no -xarch value beyond v9b, while strings on the as binary
reveals v9, v9[a-dv], but no v9e.  Seems to be a gas invention.


Rainer Orth, Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University

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