[Libre-soc-isa] [Bug 592] no ABIs available for A2O, A2I, Microwatt or LibreSOC

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Mon Feb 8 15:38:42 GMT 2021


--- Comment #5 from Jacob Lifshay <programmerjake at gmail.com> ---
(In reply to Jacob Lifshay from comment #4)
> if we can, we should try to use the v2 abi without altivec since it also has
> many other improvements.
> *vsx is actually a misnomer when applied to powerpc's SIMD support in
> general*, it refers specifically to the new vector-scalar interop
> instructions added in POWER9 (or 8? icr), not to SIMD in general, we should
> use either altivec or SIMD as terms that people will recognize otherwise we
> may get software support for SIMD without vsx -- not the intended endpoint.

vmx is also an acceptable term for altivec:

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