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Re: [PATCH v4 01/13] C-SKY: ABI related code


Em sáb, 29 de set de 2018 às 03:46, Palmer Dabbelt <> escreveu:
> On Wed, 12 Sep 2018 01:23:29 PDT (-0700), wrote:
> > On 09/12/2018 09:07 AM, Mao Han wrote:
> >> It seems used to call some pre-init function for libc, register transactional
> >> memory clone tables and invoke global constructors on C-SKY. Althrough I
> >> haven't found any constructors call by _init, I just tend to have _init and
> >> _fini as most other arch have these.
> >
> > The expectation is that for new glibc ports, GCC is tweaked to generate
> > the array variant of these constructs exclusively, like RISC-V did.
> > Then you won't need the function variant.
> I think we're the only ones who do it this way, but it appears to work and
> saves us a few symbols so I see no reason not to do so.  In RISC-V land we're
> pretty aggressive about pruning old interfaces, but this one doesn't appear to
> have bitten us anywhere (or at least, has bitten us less than others :)).
> The distro guys are probably in a better place to comment on this decision,
> though, as this is one of those things that will only crop up in real code.
> I've added a few people who are more plugged in to these sorts of issues than I
> am.

What kind of error messages or behaviours would we see, if this is
used by any software packaged in the distros?

In the Debian port for riscv64, with ~85% of the whole archive
compiled, I don't remember seeing messages in packages that seemed
related to this, but maybe they manifest in non-obvious (for me) ways.

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <>

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