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From: Vineet Gupta <Vineet.Gupta1@synopsys.com>
To: Joseph Myers <joseph@codesourcery.com>
Cc: "linux-snps-arc@lists.infradead.org"
	<linux-snps-arc@lists.infradead.org>,
	"libc-alpha@sourceware.org" <libc-alpha@sourceware.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 02/15] ARC: ABI Implementation
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 23:33:07 +0000
Message-ID: <22f16d08-b33e-f200-601b-4e0db6de4cf6@synopsys.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.DEB.2.21.2003261843120.24611@digraph.polyomino.org.uk>

On 3/26/20 11:48 AM, Joseph Myers wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Mar 2020, Vineet Gupta via Libc-alpha wrote:
> 
>> Hardware-wise, ARC can be configured to be LE or BE and software supports that
>> (cfr Linux or uClibc). The initial glibc port was only aiming LE but we ended up
>> with BE as well due to a customer engagement. And given much of ARC port is
>> currently generic (minimal asm), no real change was needed except enabling it in
>> this header. We do plan to officially support it so I guess we need some more
>> changes in Documentation / ABI listing etc.
> 
> Yes, if you want to support BE then it should be documented as supported, 
> it should have its own dynamic linker name (with consequent GCC change 
> required to use that name) and it should have its own build in 
> build-many-glibcs.py.

I added bits in sysdeps/arc/configure.ac and corresponding conditional in
shlib-version. But I have to ask (embarrassingly). how to I regenerate
sysdeps/arc/configure.  I tried all possibe autoconf cmds with toggles (both at
top and in sysdeps/arc) and even reran configure in build tree with
--enable-maintainer-mode


>> Right, we've had 2 ARC ISA: current generation ARCv2 (basis for HS3x and HS4x
>> processors) and the older ARCompact (ARC700 cores which run Linux and still
>> supported e.g. in Mellanox NPS cores). From instruction set pov they are very
>> similar (although not binary compatible).
> 
> If they're not binary compatible (so you can't have a binary that works on 
> both) that indicates they should also be considered separate ABIs (so you 
> have four dynamic linker names, each with corresponding build in 
> build-many-glibcs.py, plus any other variants that are relevant to build 
> in build-many-glibcs.py without being different ABIs, such as hard/soft 
> float).

I'll drop ARC700 support for now and we can add it later if need be. I suppose
there are no other ABI/versioning/compat complications in such an approach.


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Thread overview: 63+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-13  3:04 [PATCH v4 00/15] glibc port to ARC processors Vineet Gupta
2020-03-13  3:04 ` [PATCH v4 01/15] ARC: add definitions to elf/elf.h Vineet Gupta
2020-03-26  1:37   ` Joseph Myers
2020-03-26  1:52     ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-13  3:04 ` [PATCH v4 02/15] ARC: ABI Implementation Vineet Gupta
2020-03-26  1:52   ` Joseph Myers
2020-03-26  2:39     ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-26 18:48       ` Joseph Myers
2020-03-27  0:37         ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-27 23:33         ` Vineet Gupta [this message]
2020-03-27 23:35           ` Joseph Myers
2020-03-27 23:47             ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-31 21:08         ` Big Endian support as multi-ABI (was Re: [PATCH v4 02/15] ARC: ABI Implementation) Vineet Gupta
2020-03-31 21:27           ` Joseph Myers
2020-03-31 21:35             ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-13  3:04 ` [PATCH v4 03/15] ARC: startup and dynamic linking code Vineet Gupta
2020-03-26  1:55   ` Joseph Myers
2020-03-26  2:45     ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-13  3:04 ` [PATCH v4 04/15] ARC: Thread Local Storage support Vineet Gupta
2020-03-26  1:57   ` Joseph Myers
2020-03-26  2:47     ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-13  3:04 ` [PATCH v4 05/15] ARC: Atomics and Locking primitives Vineet Gupta
2020-03-13  3:04 ` [PATCH v4 06/15] ARC: math soft float support Vineet Gupta
2020-03-26  1:59   ` Joseph Myers
2020-03-26  2:48     ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-13  3:04 ` [PATCH v4 07/15] ARC: hardware floating point support Vineet Gupta
2020-03-26  2:06   ` Joseph Myers
2020-03-26  3:19     ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-26 23:22   ` Joseph Myers
2020-03-27  1:50     ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-27 18:37       ` Joseph Myers
2020-03-27 18:53         ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-13  3:04 ` [PATCH v4 08/15] ARC: Linux Syscall Interface Vineet Gupta
2020-03-26 23:52   ` Joseph Myers
2020-03-27  4:34     ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-27 18:38       ` Joseph Myers
2020-03-13  3:04 ` [PATCH v4 09/15] ARC: Linux ABI Vineet Gupta
2020-03-27  0:38   ` Joseph Myers
2020-03-27  4:45     ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-13  3:04 ` [PATCH v4 10/15] ARC: Linux Startup and Dynamic Loading Vineet Gupta
2020-03-13  3:04 ` [PATCH v4 11/15] ARC: ABI lists Vineet Gupta
2020-03-27  0:40   ` Joseph Myers
2020-03-27  4:36     ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-27 18:39       ` Joseph Myers
2020-03-27 19:09         ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-13  3:04 ` [PATCH v4 12/15] ARC: Update syscall-names.list for ARC specific syscalls Vineet Gupta
2020-03-13  3:04 ` [PATCH v4 13/15] ARC: Build Infrastructure Vineet Gupta
2020-03-27 22:47   ` Joseph Myers
2020-03-28  6:42     ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-31 22:02       ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-31 22:48         ` Joseph Myers
2020-04-01  0:44           ` __syscall_error (was Re: [PATCH v4 13/15] ARC: Build Infrastructure) Vineet Gupta
2020-04-01  7:58             ` Andreas Schwab
2020-04-01 21:38               ` Vineet Gupta
2020-04-01 17:06             ` Joseph Myers
2020-04-02  0:00               ` Vineet Gupta
2020-04-02  8:50               ` Florian Weimer
2020-04-02 20:22                 ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-13  3:04 ` [PATCH v4 14/15] build-many-glibcs.py: Enable ARC builds Vineet Gupta
2020-03-13  3:04 ` [PATCH v4 15/15] Documentation for ARC port Vineet Gupta
2020-03-27 22:49   ` Joseph Myers
2020-03-27 23:56     ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-28  0:01       ` Joseph Myers

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