[oe] Why EABI matters
Michael 'Mickey' Lauer
mickey at openmoko.org
Fri Mar 16 08:59:23 CET 2007
Lars Hallberg wrote:
> ... but my gut says there should be a compile time switch to turn of use
> of FPA instructions an do the floating point calculations in a user
> space library avoiding the context switches.
Well, it's a bit more complicated than that. Actually we already use
something called soft-float, however the EABI is supposed to bring us
even more performance.
OpenEmbedded has the necessary EABI bits in place, I was merely
quoting this to "warn" all you guys that there will be ABI breakage in
a couple of months.
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