Subject: Re: MACHINE_ARCH on mips
To: Jonathan Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 07/26/1998 13:36:43
On Sun, 26 Jul 1998 12:58:00 -0700
Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU> wrote:
> Nope. There are just as many problems with that, too.
> Whatever we do we need a name that means ``is this a MIPS cpu of any
> flavour'', for Makefile tests and CPP tests where we cant get by with
> wildcarding. On mips, that means six choices:
> el vs be
> o32, n32, lp64 models
It's just plain STUPID to say that we'll try and do every MIPS ABI
convention in NetBSD. We should stick with ILP32 "mipsel" and "mipseb"
and maybe the LP64 "mipsel64" and "mipseb64" on those systems where it
Adding "find-grained" checking via strings in the kernel is just silly,
is incorrect (see my previous example), and overly complex.
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