Subject: Re: arm26 compiler fun
To: Richard Earnshaw <email@example.com>
From: Ben Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/15/2000 10:54:49
On Mon, 15 May 2000, Richard Earnshaw wrote:
> > On Mon, 8 May 2000, Richard Earnshaw wrote:
> > > Get rid of both of these (backwards compatibility hacks). There are some
> > > changes you will have to make to get the softfloat to compile (it makes
> > > some broken assumptions about structure returning), but it is better to be
> > > rid of this deviation from the standard compiler.
> > Removing those doesn't _seem_ to have stopped softfloat working. I notice
> > that its Makefile.inc forces it to be built with -freg-struct-return, so
> > the compiler's default opinion on the matter may be moot.
> Are you sure?
No. Turned out I'd forgotten a key "make install" and it was all horribly
broken. I'll work out what's _actually_ going on when I get a chance
(maybe this evening).
> Check doubles. These are returned from soft-float as a
> struct containing two words. Removing the above definitions will bring
> the compiler into line with the APCS and will make -freg-struct-return the
> default, but that mandates that such structures are returned in memory,
> not in a pair of registers as a double should be.
I think I understand that... I'll look into it.
Ben Harris <email@example.com>
Portmaster, NetBSD/arm26 <URL:http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/arm26/>