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

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Fri Sep 11 10:44:11 BST 2020

On Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 6:47 AM Lauri Kasanen <cand at gmx.com> wrote:
> 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?

from what i gather paul mackerras has approached the glibc6 team and
asked about it.


ah fer fxxx's sake.

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