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Re: [PATCH v3 03/14] sim/erc32: Switched emulated memory to host endian order.

On 14 Mar 2015 10:23, Jiri Gaisler wrote:
> On 14/03/15 08:45, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > On 13 Mar 2015 09:24, Jiri Gaisler wrote:
> >> On 13/03/15 00:55, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> >>> On 12 Mar 2015 22:25, Jiri Gaisler wrote:
> >>>> On 02/03/15 02:13, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> >>>>>> +#ifdef HOST_LITTLE_ENDIAN
> >>>>>>> +		    for (i = 0; i < (count / 4); i++) wbuffer[i] = ntohl(wbuffer[i]); // endian swap
> >>>>>>> +#endif
> >>>>>
> >>>>> sim-endian.h already provides a lot of helper funcs that i'm pretty sure you 
> >>>>> can use here.
> >>>>
> >>>> I don't understand why ntohl() is a problem. It is a common Posix function
> >>>> that converts big endian to host endian, exactly what is needed. Using
> >>>> sim-endian.h pulls in a lot of the sim-*.c files due to dependencies and
> >>>> makes the simulator larger than necessary ....
> >>>
> >>> "network" has no meaning here.  using it as a proxy for moving between big 
> >>> endian and native endian when there are clear functions that the sim has 
> >>> standardized on isn't correct.  your code also (1) requires duplicating branches 
> >>> and (2) inline preprocessor checks.  it also does not properly handle bi-endian 
> >>> builds.  sim-endian does all of these for you.  the whole point of common/ is 
> >>> to delete code from each sim rather than open coding it everywhere.
> >>>
> >>> wrt size, i don't think that's a compelling argument.  we're talking units of 
> >>> KiB here, and i can't even count that low :P.
> >>>
> >>> if you're having trouble converting the build over (compiling/linking errors), 
> >>> then we can discuss that.  but it'd be a matter of "do we do it now or later" 
> >>> rather than "do we do ever convert".
> >>
> >> Right. I tried to use the T2H_4 macro, but can't get it to compile.
> >> I included <sim-basics.h> and added sim-endian.o and sim-io.o to the
> >> Makefile, but it complains about unresolved function etc. Do I really
> >> need to create a sim-main.c and sim-main.h just to use T2H?
> > 
> > i've pushed a patch to bury the sim-io.h include in sim-assert.h (since that's 
> > the header that actually uses the sim_io_xxx funcs).  if you define your own 
> > ASSERT/SIM_ASSERT macros, it should be avoided for now.  just make sure you add 
> > a note that they should get converted to sim-assert.h at some point.
> I'm not sure this helps. sim-endian.c includes sim-assert.h, so I get the
> same problem even after your patch:
> gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H     -DPROFILE=1 -DWITH_PROFILE=-1         -DWITH_HOST_BYTE_ORDER=LITTLE_ENDIAN -DDEFAULT_INLINE=0           -DFAST_UART -I../../../../../ibm/src/gdb/binutils-gdb/sim/erc32/../..   -I. -I../../../../../ibm/src/gdb/binutils-gdb/sim/erc32 -I../common
> -I../../../../../ibm/src/gdb/binutils-gdb/sim/erc32/../common -I../../include -I../../../../../ibm/src/gdb/binutils-gdb/sim/erc32/../../include -I../../bfd -I../../../../../ibm/src/gdb/binutils-gdb/sim/erc32/../../bfd -I../../opcodes
> -I../../../../../ibm/src/gdb/binutils-gdb/sim/erc32/../../opcodes  -g -O2 -static-libstdc++ -static-libgcc  -o run \
> 	  run.o libsim.a ../../bfd/libbfd.a ../../opcodes/libopcodes.a  ../../libiberty/libiberty.a -ltermcap -ldl -lz -lnsl  ../../readline/libreadline.a -ltermcap -lm
> libsim.a(sim-endian.o): In function `offset_1':
> /home/jiri/src/gdb/v4/sim/erc32/../../../../../ibm/src/gdb/binutils-gdb/sim/erc32/../common/sim-n-endian.h:145: undefined reference to `sim_io_error'

did you define ASSERT/SIM_ASSERT before including sim-endian.h ?

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