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Re: [PATCH v2 5/6] powerpc64le: Require at least POWER8 for powerpc64le
On Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:29:00 +0000
Joseph Myers <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> As far as I'm concerned this is for powerpc maintainers to review. Is the
> float128 connection that the float128 compiler support needs VSX to build
> / to build for the desired ABI?
Indeed, compiler support for float128 needs VSX. Once float128 support is
enabled in glibc, builds for processors that don't provide VSX will fail,
but will fail late. My intention with this patch is to fail as early as
possible, and, since powerpc64le support starts with power8, I added this
check to the powerpc64le-specific configure script.