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Re: [PATCH] PPC64: First in the series of patches implementing POWER8 vector math.


GT <tnggil@protonmail.com> writes:

>> > I am also not clear on how we decide on the mangling of the vector
>> > function names, particularly the 'b'. I know that x86 uses 'b', 'c',
>> > 'd', or 'e' depending on the FP vectors available. Aarch64 is using
>> > 'n' in its name mangling (and maybe something else for SVE). Is it OK
>> > for Power8 to use the same letter as x86? I don't know if this is
>> > covered in some standard or how the letters were chosen.
>>
>> It was proposed to the X86-64 System V Application Binary Interface, but
>> it was refused. [1]
>
> Meaning, Power8 cannot use the 'b'?

That's still unanswered.
My comment was actually related to:

>>> I don't know if this is covered in some standard or how the letters
>>> were chosen.

-- 
Tulio Magno


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