[Rpm-maint] AArch64 support

Mark Salter msalter at redhat.com
Wed Feb 20 14:14:54 UTC 2013

On Fri, 2013-02-15 at 12:44 +0200, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> Hi,
> Sorry for the late response, this has gotten buried in the rather 
> unusual flood of mail and patches of late...
> On 01/29/2013 10:36 PM, Mark Salter wrote:
> > Here is a patch which adds support for AArch64 architecture. This is
> > just basic support and further support (i.e. auxv parsing) may be desired.
> > It is pretty straightforward except for the hunk in installplatform which
> > sets LIB=${LIB}64. The existing test does this for linux and CANONCOLOR 3.
> > Aarch64 is CANONCOLOR 2, but still wants to use lib64 for the libdir.
> Hmm, aarch64 is not a "multilib architecture"? Or is it just to keep 
> things simple by not allowing multilib despite the hardware being 
> capable of it? (I'm mostly just curious, but also related to the libdir 
> thing)

Honestly, I'm looking at it from a Fedora perspective where the decision
was made to not support multilib for AArch64. AArch64 h/w may be able to
support 32-bit armv8 (AArch32) execution, so non-Fedora folk may have
different opinions about multilib.


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