Subject: Re: Shared library support for ARM ELF
To: Ben Harris <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/20/2001 12:12:00
On Fri, 20 Jul 2001, Ben Harris wrote:
: > What else is required?
: MASK_RETURN_ADDR needs to be changed to generate code to check what mode
: the CPU is in at run-time and pick the correct mask appropriately.
: sys/arch/arm/include/profile.h demonstrates how to do this, but it needs
: to be converted to a form GCC can understand.
The mask is needed when gcc is *compiling* code, so how would this be done
at run-time? (Generation of code that does it on every return insn? Eek,
that sounds like a significant overhead added to function calls....) Note
I'm reading from your definition of "run-time" here that you are implying
a program's run-time, not gcc's.
If, instead, you're talking about the "run-time" of gcc itself, where gcc is
in the middle of compiling code, it should determine nothing about the host
CPU. It must have fixed defaults for a given target, and you must use
switches to change codegen behavior.
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