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Re: [PATCH] Alpha hwcaps

Falk Hueffner <> writes:

> Andreas Jaeger <> writes:
>> Falk Hueffner <> writes:
>> > this add support for Alpha hwcaps. Since the scheme of orthogonal
>> > hwcap bits simply doesn't fit with Alpha, which has plain linear
>> > feature inclusion, I had to replace the whole _dl_important_hwcaps.
>> > Obviously, as I've done it is not the best solution, how can I achieve
>> > this in a nicer way?
>> >
>> > --- sysdeps/generic/dl-sysdep.c.orig	2004-02-29 02:52:07.000000000 +0100
>> > +++ sysdeps/generic/dl-sysdep.c	2004-02-29 03:25:43.000000000 +0100
>> You never add architecture support to a file in sysdeps/generic.
>> Instead create you own file in sysdeps/alpha/
> The problem is that I don't want to replace everything in dl-sysdep.c,
> but just _dl_important_hwcaps. How can I do that?

Check the other dl-sysdep.c files and see how they handle that - but I
fear nobody has needed so far to change _dl_important_hwcaps. :-(

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