[non-GCC] Writing a compiler-backend for Linux/PowerPC

Ian Lance Taylor ian@wasabisystems.com
Fri Oct 1 00:40:00 GMT 2004


Suriya Narayanan M S <suriya@cs.utexas.edu> writes:

> Could someone point me to some (authoritative) documents on writing a
> compiler/backend for Linux on PowerPC. I have the ISA manual. But I would
> like to have some information about the ABI for Linux (does Linux follow
> the System V ABI ?).

Linux usually more or less follows the SVR4 ABI.  For 64-bit PowerPC,
the ABI is here:
    http://www.linuxbase.org/spec/ELF/ppc64/PPC-elf64abi-1.7.html

Ian



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