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Re: powerpc64 ._savef* and ._restf*
- From: Franz Sirl <Franz dot Sirl-kernel at lauterbach dot com>
- To: Alan Modra <amodra at bigpond dot net dot au>
- Cc: binutils at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 14:30:25 +0100
- Subject: Re: powerpc64 ._savef* and ._restf*
At 13:33 18.02.2002, Alan Modra wrote:
>._savef14 through ._savef31 and corresponding ._restf* functions are
>used by powerpc64-linux-gcc to save and restore floating point regs,
>at least past a certain cutoff point for inline saves and restores.
>One mildly unusual thing about these functions is that we don't want
>them to be exported from shared libraries, as the powerpc64 call
>sequence adds quite a bit of overhead. Instead they are supposed to
>be linked statically into each application or shared library needing
>For reasons I don't fully understand, it's no longer OK to put these
>sort of functions into libgcc.a which IMO is the natural place to
>poke them. The gcc camp wants them to go into libc_nonshared.a,
>which would be OK too; In either case you need to link against
>that library when creating applications or shared libraries. Or you
>need to do something a little clever in the linker..
I don't understand, these are already in glibc at least for powerpc-linux,