Subject: Re: AltiVec and *jmp.
To: Matt Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 07/02/2002 11:36:20
On Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 02:31:17PM -0400, Allen Briggs wrote:
> My concern here was whether or not it's likely to ever be a binary
> compatibility snag. After actually waking up today, I guess it
> wouldn't be moreso than, say, compiling with -m7400 anyway.
-m7400 doesn't change the size of data structures, does it?
> It seems reasonable to me to do the #define for setjmp() and to
> not worry about restoring for signals. Pthreads, however, should
> probably be saving/restoring.
The #define won't work -- __setjmp14 isn't the name that programs
use. You'd need to use __RENAME().
For pthreads, etc. you need to make sure that the ucontext_t stuff on
the nathanw_sa branch has support for AltiVec. Best to do it now before
the stuff is brought down from the branch.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>