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Re: Bug#341884: libc6: [mips] tri-arch support for mips & mipsel

On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 06:53:16PM +0100, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> >Other architectures have a simple separation between 32 and 64 bit. For
> >Mips there's often some confusion what n32 qualifies for (embedded
> >people often call it 64 bit without further qualification). That's why
> >I recommended to use the ABI names instead. This also avoids the heavily
> >overloaded "mips32" and "mips64" terms.
> You mean for the libc provided packages or in general?

In general.

> If you mean something like libn32gcc1, libn64gcc1 or libn32z1, libn64z1, 
> just be aware that it makes patches to bi/tri-arch packages a lot 
> bigger. If using 32 or 64, it usually means just adding mips and mipsel 
> to a variable.

And then people have to remember that lib32gcc1 provides _not_ the usual
32bit ABI (and doesn't even work on a 32bit CPU, or a 32bit kernel
running on a 64bit capable CPU). This usually goes wrong.


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