[Libre-soc-dev] daily kan-ban update 10sep2020

Lauri Kasanen cand at gmx.com
Fri Sep 11 06:48:30 BST 2020

On Thu, 10 Sep 2020 23:02:13 +0100
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net> wrote:

> yesterday call with microwatt team, discussed VSX and noted in particular
> that glibc6 ppc64le has assumed the ABI requires VSX (SIMD). this is a
> major problem for us as it adds around 700 instructions, none of which are
> going to be used.

This is understandable, being LE ppc was really rare before POWER8.
Probably glibc was never used on one. So it sounds like something that
could be fixed if such hw appears, easier than putting in VSX. Has this
been asked on glibc ml?

- Lauri

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