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Re: Problems compiling . soft-float

To: Jay Carlson <nop@nop.com>
Subject: Re: Problems compiling . soft-float
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 06:02:37 +0100
Cc: mad-dev@lists.mars.org, Carlo Agostini <carlo.agostini@yacme.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <F91731D8-2A73-11D6-AB38-0030658AB11E@nop.com>; from nop@nop.com on Mon, Feb 25, 2002 at 11:47:44PM -0500
References: <20020225132559.A3500@dea.linux-mips.net> <F91731D8-2A73-11D6-AB38-0030658AB11E@nop.com>
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On Mon, Feb 25, 2002 at 11:47:44PM -0500, Jay Carlson wrote:

> Ralf is right that the kernel emulator is the supported route.  But if 
> you're willing to go to the trouble of building everything from scratch, 
> this does work.

It's really a major pain.  Softfp isn't defined in the ABI which assumes
an FPU is available.  As the result there is no provision for mixing
softfp and fp-less code.

Something for the binutils to-do list - ld should make mixing hard-fp
and soft-fp binaries impossible.

  Ralf

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