Re: ARM EABI port: minimum CPU choice
On Sun, Jul 23, 2006 at 12:23:13PM +0200, Martin Guy wrote:
> What is lost is the ability to compile a program in Thumb mode and
> link it against the standard Debian libraries. I would think that
> people who need space optimisation would do better to join the people
> who build their own repositories optimised for their specific CPU
> (which will give thumb-capable repositories for all thumb-capable
We would loose binary compatability with everyone else using EABI.
This includes atleast maemo (who use a debian derivate and are already
using armel as arch name) and OpenEmbedded.
I dont think working on correct armv4 epilogue support is on the
critical path of debian/armel port. We can start the port by requiring
arm5t, and add armv4 epilogue support later. We will have to recompile
everything anyway if/when we get addedd to the official Debian buildd
network, so there is no timewise cost of having to recompile all armv5
requiring binaries with the new epilogue built in.