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RE: [commit] [testsuite patch] Fix gdb.btrace/tailcall-only.exp errors on x86_64-m32

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pedro Alves []
> Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 5:08 PM
> To: Jan Kratochvil <>
> Cc: Metzger, Markus T <>; gdb-
> Subject: Re: [commit] [testsuite patch] Fix gdb.btrace/tailcall-only.exp errors on
> x86_64-m32
> On 07/20/2016 03:38 PM, Jan Kratochvil wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:36:46 +0200, Pedro Alves wrote:
> >> Not sure this particular commit, but AFAIK, there's no target
> >> triplet for x32, even.
> >
> >
> > ->
> > x86_64-x32-linux
> AFAICS, that "x32" is in the "vendor" part of the triplet, which should
> never mean anything for the tools themselves, being a free field to use by
> whoever builds the tools, in order to give the binaries a unique
> file name (x86_64-x32-linux-gcc, etc.), and for branding, like
> x86_64-redhat-linux-gcc.  AFAICS, nothing in config.sub, and the
> different configure scripts in binutils-gdb select on *-x32-*.
> ISTR that a triplet like x86_64-*-linux-gnux32 or x86_64-*-linux-gnu-x32
> was originally proposed, but then the toolchain ended using strictly
> multilib flags to select/detect x32.  But, actually, now that I grep, I find
> a few hits on "x86_64-*-linux-gnux32", though not many, so it looks like
> there's a triplet after all.

I use the triplet to select the source files for a test.  Seems that wasn't such
a good idea.

Using the pointer size doesn't seem to be such a good idea, either, as x32
uses x86_64 ISA with 32-bit pointers.

Is there a recommended/documented way on how this should be done?


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