Re: cortex / arm-hardfloat-linux-gnueabi (was Re: armelfp: new architecture name for an armel variant)
> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 03:47:33PM +0100, Paul Brook wrote:
> > > armel can also use vfp instructions, so I personally find it
> > > confusing.
> > Yes, however fixing this this does not require a new port. It only
> > requires providing alternative packages builds within the same port. The
> > important point being that (assuming capable hardware) you can freely
> > mix the two.
> It sounded so far like you can't. If a library expects softfloat then
> you can't call it from a hardfloat binary since the calling convension
> is different. They are about as compatible as i386 and amd64 in that
> case. Sure both can run on an amd64 kernel and cpu, both can be on one
> system, but they really aren't mixed together.
Enabling use of VFP does not require use of the hard-float ABI. Please don't
confuse the two.