Soft Float is not being reported

Daniel Kegel dank@kegel.com
Thu Jun 24 19:05:00 GMT 2004


Dimitry Andric wrote:
> On 2004-06-24 at 20:34:10 Daniel Kegel wrote:
> 
> 
>>BTW my policy on patches in crosstool is that they have
>>to be suitable for submission to gcc mainline.  Thus
>>I can't include any patches that change gcc to default to softfloat.
> 
> 
> Of course, this is very reasonable.  This is the default that the gcc
> maintainers have chosen; I think I've read somewhere that a lot of
> prepackaged ARM Linux distributions also use this float format, so
> changing it could be quite disruptive.
> 
> For most people, using an ARM kernel with an emulator will hopefully
> be good enough.  In my particular situation though, I simply knew that
> I would build everything from scratch, for a machine without FPU
> hardware, so that was why I made a softfloat-by-default patch.

What I would love would be the best of both worlds:
a patch that made it easy to select softfloat-by-default.
That way you could use an unpatched gcc, and just configure
it with this new option.

That would benefit you, too, since then you wouldn't need to patch gcc anymore.
- Dan


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