Re: sarge on MPC853e
In message <20040525122553.GA7071@esher> you wrote:
> I was recently trying to prepare a nfsroot environment for Motorola PPC 823e
You are probably aware that there is no FPU in the MPC8xx family of
processors, so you should use soft-float for all compilations
(including all target libraries).
> awk segfaults, strace shows that the segfault happens after mmaping libm.so.6
This is probably because of mixing binaries and libraries that have
been compiled differently, i. e. one with and the other without
> OK, I said to me, something wrong with glibc in sarge and floating point, so I
> Anyone has a clue what could be the cause? the kernel we are running is a hand
> patched ppc 2.4.20, but I've already received a report that 2.4.24 from
> denx.de can be booted on our MPC853e based board succesfully, so I'll give it
> a try soon, meanwhile I'm just speculating..
This is not really a kernel issue. It is mostly a compiler
configuration / compiler options / target library issue. Make sure to
use -msoft-float when building all your libraries, and all
And don't forget about any necessary patches for the small cache
lines on the 8xx.
And better forget about using kernel FP emulation.
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