PPC issues

Bryce McKinlay bryce@albatross.co.nz
Wed Apr 26 16:54:00 GMT 2000


Tom Tromey wrote:

> Jeff> I never even heard of multilib before joining java-discuss.  I
> Jeff> think it comes from the Cygnus tree.  (Somebody from Red Hat
> Jeff> feel free to correct me here.)
>
> It might have originated at Cygnus, but it isn't just a Cygnus thing.
> multilibs are used to allow a single compiler to generate code for
> multiple ABIs (e.g., both little- and big-endian MIPS).  In this case
> the target libraries are configured for each commonly-used ABI.

Perhaps multilib should be disabled by default on platforms like
linux/alpha and linux/PPC? It seems to cause many problems, and the build
takes longer. People who want multilib presumably know what they're doing
enough to explicitly turn it on!

regards

  [ bryce ]



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