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Re: uClibc (was: Emdebian at Linuxworld Exp..)

Wookey replied to my privately by accident. Here is his reply:

++ Liberty Young [03-10-30 10:17 -0700]:
> On Wed, 2003-10-29 at 12:34, Erik Andersen wrote:
> > On Wed Oct 29, 2003 at 09:07:42AM +0000, Wookey wrote:
> > > That is a more sensible default I agree. Makes life difficult for
> > > ARM7500FE people, but it does seem more sensible than making it
> > > for everybody else, which is the current state of affairs. If we
> > > everything for soft-float on arm how hard is it to use the real
FPU on the
> > > few chips (one chip?) that do support it - does everything need
> > > due to incompatible ABIs?
> > > 
> > > Even in this case I think it's still worth doing, as FPUed arm
chips are in
> > > such a tiny minority, but Vince might complain (as an arm7500FE
machine vendor :-).
> > 
> > There would need to be a separate hard-float distro for that.
> > Each and every binary and library compiled for soft-float would
> > be totally incompatible with hard-float.
> Would this mean that uClibc would NOT work for processors such as the
> AMD ElanSC520 (i486 with FPU) ? 

No - the soft-float default woule only apply to arm, where real hardware
is almost non-existent in real CPUs (there are 2 (out of at least 25),
one is obsolete). For other arches we have whatever build options are
sensible for them. 

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