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From: Joseph Myers <joseph@codesourcery.com>
To: Vineet Gupta <vineetg76@gmail.com>
Cc: linux-snps-arc@lists.infradead.org, libc-alpha@sourceware.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 02/15] ARC: ABI Implementation
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:48:54 +0000
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.21.2003261843120.24611@digraph.polyomino.org.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <7a3df848-1ef6-9e54-3b5a-9cdfcaf436a7@gmail.com>

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.

> 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).

-- 
Joseph S. Myers
joseph@codesourcery.com

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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 [this message]
2020-03-27  0:37         ` Vineet Gupta
2020-03-27 23:33         ` Vineet Gupta
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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