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Re: How are CPU-optimized libraries supposed to work?
On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 03:15:41PM -0700, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > In any case here's a patch to make i686 libraries work with an i386
> > ld.so again. Results look pretty good so far.
> I don't think this is entirely doable. That is, if any [HP_TIMING_AVAIL]
> code gets used, it won't produce correct results. ld.so (_dl_start_final)
> initializes GL(dl_cpuclock_offset), and that needs to have been done if
> clock_gettime is called.
Oh hm, I didn't realize that HP_TIMING_AVAIL was used for code in
addition to linker statistics etc.
I'll have to think about this. Otherwise it's a real killer for using
either i686-linuxthreads or i686-NPTL libraries on a distribution that
still supports the i386 (like Debian does).
MontaVista Software Debian GNU/Linux Developer