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Re: [PATCH][aarch64] Fix the big endian loader name

On 03/06/2015 11:47 AM, Marcus Shawcroft wrote:
> On 6 March 2015 at 16:24, Carlos O'Donell <> wrote:
>> On 03/06/2015 05:48 AM, Szabolcs Nagy wrote:
>>> AArch64 uses arch specific fragment to set HAVE_AARCH64_BE
>>> in config.h so later the loader name can be decided based on this macro.
>>> However needs an appropriate line to generate the macro.
>>> I think the loader name should be managed in a simpler way for future
>>> abi variants.
>>> Changelog:
>>> 2015-03-06  Szabolcs Nagy  <>
>>>       * (HAVE_AARCH64_BE): Add.
>> Since you are talking about the "long term", what you propose is
>> not what we want.
>> Roland, please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the consensus
>> was that all machine-dependent macros should move out of the top-level
>>, and into the machine directories.
>> Unfortunately that requires work and rejiggering and we just keep
>> putting the machine macros into the top-level
> Looks to me that this change is need to make the existing
> work as intended.  I would have thought it is better to separate such
> fixes from restructure work.

It is. Sorry, let me be clear, the patch as posted is fine
if it is required for AArch64.

I was simply talking about "future" things and explaining
how we wish this worked.


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