[Rpm-maint] Re: [fedora-arm] Re: [PATCH, RFC] arm: add support for VFP architectures

Lennert Buytenhek buytenh at wantstofly.org
Tue Jan 15 12:22:51 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 08:59:05PM +0100, Lennert Buytenhek wrote:

> > So as long as the compiler is doing the right thing and the RPM 
> > macros are setup to properly list the gnu style arch, I think this is a 
> > better answer.  It's a lot more obvious as to what is being attempted 
> > then embedding the 'v'.
> That's generally how features are encoded on ARM, though.  Like how
> 'ARMv5, Thumb, Extended DSP instructions' is encoded as 'armv5te' and
> not as 'armv5_thumb_edsp'.
> Right now, the rpm arch name for ARMv5TE little-endian is is
> 'armv5tel', and it would be kind of weird to have the Thumb and EDSP
> capabilities encoded as single letters but to have VFP encoded as
> _vfp in the same arch name.

[ replying to self ]  On the other hand, VFP is not a core CPU
feature (and doesn't get encoded in the arch name), so this is a
bit of a non-argument.

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