Subject: Re: structure alignment on arm in NetBSD? (resend without html)
To: Martin Fouts <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 10/17/2007 12:25:47
On Oct 17, 2007, at 11:34 AM, Martin Fouts wrote:

>> We have 3rd party vendors that would prefer to deliver binaries and
> prefer to use ARM's compilers. We are finding that when RVCT generates
> EABI code it is not compatible with NetBSD. Structure alignment turns
> out to be a significant problem for us.

Correct.  NetBSD does not support the ARM EABI.  There are a variety  
of reasons for this, and back when I worked on the ARM GCC, I seem to  
recall that Richard Earnshaw even said that the EABI wasn't really  
appropriate for NetBSD.

> We are also finding that ATPCS compatibility is not sufficient to
> guarentee ARM EABI compatibility for this reason and others.

-- thorpej