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Re: discussion reset! thumb2/thumbee code as on armv7-a



port name = "hardthumb"? "thumbhard"? thumbh? hthumb? :)

I dunno. I am just trying to get this into a spot where we can make a
decision. I know Lucid went all Thumb2 but does that mean Debian
should too?

The rest of the variables stay the same: still hardfloat, still
armv7-a as an architecture, still relying on vfpv3-d16 being there.
just which ISA?

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Matt Sealey <matt@genesi-usa.com>
Product Development Analyst, Genesi USA, Inc.



On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 1:37 PM, Loïc Minier <lool@dooz.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010, Matt Sealey wrote:
>> Let's say we said, the new port will be based on the Thumb ISA as in
>> the ARMv7-A and depdenent on that profile, could we call it "thumb" or
>> "thumbee" or so and remove the differentiation on arm and armel by the
>> fact that it's built for this new improved instruction set with
>> greater code density?
>
>  Ubuntu armel defaults to Thumb-2 since lucid, I think it would be a
>  poor choice to name the port after the default ISA if both ARM and
>  Thumb ISAs can co-exist in the port.
>
>  Or are you proposing to create a thumb port, but using soft-float ABI?
>
>  If this is still about hard-float ABI, then the port should have a name
>  reflecting that.
>
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