Subject: ARM ELF ABI: consensus?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ben Harris <email@example.com>
Date: 03/28/2002 19:39:07
Everything's gone quiet. I think that's because we have something
approaching an agreement. I think that agreement says:
* We define the NetBSD ARM ELF ABI (version 0) to be what GCC emits at the
moment, perhaps with a thread-local storage register reserved. This
should comply with the current published versions of ATPCS and ARMELF,
but will use un-packed enums.
* This ABI is indicated in ELF files by EI_OSABI == ELFOSABI_NETBSD, and
EI_ABIVERSION == 0.
* NetBSD/arm ports will be released as part of NetBSD 1.6 using this ABI.
* After the ARM EABI is published, our toolchain conforms to it and our OS
works when compiled with such a toolchain, we will organise a transition
to that ABI instead. The details of this transition will be worked out
nearer the time.
Anyone want to disagree with this?
Ben Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Portmaster, NetBSD/acorn26 <URL:http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/acorn26/>