Re: difference between armv3l and armv4l, ...
On Fri, Mar 23, 2001 at 08:58:33AM +0000, Philip Blundell wrote:
> >Now, i have looked at this bug, saw that the upstream package checks for sa110
> >and armv4l, but rejects anything else. I have added armv3l support in the
> >3.01-4 version of this package, but as the ocaml package generate machine
> >code, maybe there is a reason for the armv3l subarch not being supported, so i
> >don't know if this will trully work.
> ARMv4l just adds a few extra instructions; I doubt the distinction is
> actually important to your package. The way the Debian compiler is set up it
> will generate code that runs on older machines even if you compile on an ARMv4
we need to make sure that the native code compiler don't make use of these
extra instructions though. from a quick glance at ocaml-3.01/asmrun/arm.S, i
don't think that is so, after all this file is pretty short, but then i know
nothing about arm assembly. Could you please look at it (it is 338 lines only)
and check that no armv4l instructions are used ?
> We do have an armv3l machine available, and I'll try to test your package on
> it later today.
Thanks, if it builds correctly, then i will close the bug on monday, and
forward the patch upstream.