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Re: [PATCHv3 00/24] ILP32 support in ARM64
- From: "H.J. Lu" <hjl dot tools at gmail dot com>
- To: Rich Felker <dalias at libc dot org>
- Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin dot marinas at arm dot com>, Andrew Pinski <apinski at cavium dot com>, linux-arm-kernel at lists dot infradead dot org, LKML <linux-kernel at vger dot kernel dot org>, Andrew Pinski <pinskia at gmail dot com>, musl at lists dot openwall dot com, GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:16:58 -0800
- Subject: Re: [PATCHv3 00/24] ILP32 support in ARM64
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On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 11:02 AM, Rich Felker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 10:33:32AM -0800, H.J. Lu wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 10:13 AM, Rich Felker <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > On Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at 16:52:18 +0100, Catalin Marinas wrote:
>> >> On Wed, Sep 03, 2014 at 10:18:54PM +0100, Andrew Pinski wrote:
>> >> > New version with all of the requested changes. Updated to the
>> >> > latest sources.
>> >> >
>> >> > Notable changes from the previous versions:
>> >> > VDSO code has been factored out to be easier to understand and
>> >> > easier to maintain.
>> >> > Move the config option to the last thing that gets added.
>> >> > Added some extra COMPAT_* macros for core dumping for easier usage.
>> >> Apart from a few comments I've made, I would also like to see non-empty
>> >> commit logs and long line wrapping (both in commit logs and
>> >> Documentation/). Otherwise, the patches look fine.
>> >> So what are the next steps? Are the glibc folk ok with the ILP32 Linux
>> >> ABI? On the kernel side, what I would like to see:
>> > I don't know if this has been discussed on libc-alpha yet or not, but
>> > I think we need to open a discussion of how it relates to open glibc
>> > bug #16437, which presently applies only to x32 (ILP32 ABI on x86_64):
>> > https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=16437
>> Please leave x32 out of this discussion. I have resolved this bug
>> as WONTFIX.
> From the glibc side, I thought things went by a consensus process
> these days, not the old WONTFIX regime of he who shall not be named.
> If this is not fixed for x32, then x32 cannot provide a conforming C
> environment and thus it's rather a toy target. But I think we should
> discuss this on libc-alpha. In the mean time please leave it REOPENED.
As I said in PR, the issue has been raised in Mar, 2012 when the
x32 port was submitted. It has been decided that x32 won't conform
to tv_nsec, blksize_t, and suseconds_t as long. I don't believe we
will change them to conform to POSIX.
As for if x32 is a toy target or not, it will be decided by whether it
delivers what users are looking for, not by if tv_nsec, blksize_t, and
suseconds_t conform to POSIX.