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Re: cortex / arm-hardfloat-linux-gnueabi (was Re: armelfp: new architecture name for an armel variant)

On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 09:55:49AM +0100, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Aurelien Jarno <aurelien@aurel32.net> [2010-07-16 09:38]:
> > BTW, has anybody thought about increasing the minimum requirement for
> > the armel port, for example to armv5? Available machines has evolved,
> > maybe the port should do the same.
> Indeed.  From Paul's emails, I'm getting the feeling that moving the
> armel port to armv5

My impression is the ARMv4t -> ARMV5 doesn't really gain many useful
instructions (PLD, CLZ), so it is not neccesarily worth it, at least
as long as there ar ARMv4t users (basicly openmoko).

> and proving optimized libraries for some things might be the way to go.

And when the performance critical code is not in a library but in a binary?

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