Subject: Re: arm26 toolchain issues
To: Chris G. Demetriou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ben Harris <email@example.com>
Date: 05/04/2000 18:19:43
On 4 May 2000, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:
> if arm26 is going to start out ELF, it should do so with the normal
> alignment (really, structure padding) used by other arm systems.
thorpej seemed to say that this would cause problems with some network
protocols. How true is this? Assuming the long-term aim is to get arm32
using the standard padding, testing it on arm26 first (where fewer people
will mind) is a good idea.
> (that'll make a.out vs. ELF compatibility ... very painful on arm32,
> but, well, the choice was made to do the wrong thing to avoid pain N
> years ago, and when paying for things like that you've often gotta
> include interest... 8-)
*grin* I'd like to avoid that myself, so if the long-term aim is to
remove the kludge eventually, I'd prefer to try removing it now and accept
that more bizarre network protocols might be broken for a bit.
Unix Support, University of Cambridge Computing Service.