Re: Debian for SuperH bootstrapping
NIIBE Yutaka writes...
> Major difference of SH-3 binary and SH-4 is for floating point
> arithmetic. SH-3 doesn't have FPU, while SH-4 has. GCC for SH-3
> generates library call for floating point arithmetic, while one for
> SH-3 generates machine instructions directly. This issue could be
I assume you meant 4 here.
> solved if SH-3 kernel would supports FPU emulation, but people using
> SH-3 don't want to go that direction, because it slows down the
> performance. Here, using SH-3 wants SH-3 ABI.
OK, that makes sense.
> Besides, people using SH-4 want to use SH-4 ABI.
I would prefer this as well for my Dreamcast.
What do you think about the big endian targets? Is there demand for those? I
think the Debian ftp-masters will push back on creating 4 new architectures,
but sh3 and sh4 seem to make sense.
Thanks for the explaination,