[arm] Implement soft-float abi

Richard Earnshaw rearnsha@arm.com
Tue Aug 24 14:04:00 GMT 2004


On Tue, 2004-08-24 at 12:56, Vladimir Ivanov wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Aug 2004, Richard Earnshaw wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, 2004-08-24 at 11:34, Vladimir Ivanov wrote:
> >> I hope soft-float endianness could be noted somewhere in the ELF header
> >> (or the OS equivalent) so the linkers could refuse, as else a great mess
> >> can arise.
> >>
> >
> > The compatibility is hard to describe usefully, and certainly
> > can't/mustn't be done in the ELF header.  (there was a discussion on
> > this issue recently on the binutils list).
> 
> I don't follow binutils mailing list, so I'm not familiar. What is 
> proposed then as reasonable? Once I spent some time and nerves with 
> strange program behaviour, before realising that the (Crunch) application 
> was using shared (FPA) libraries. In case of different soft-float 
> endianness it could be even worse.
> 

The thread starts here:

http://sources.redhat.com/ml/binutils/2004-08/msg00029.html

R.



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