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ARM v6+ stages switching to hardfp
Posted on June 8, 2012 by Alec Warner

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From now on, we are defaulting ARMv6 and ARMv7 targets to hardfp. Since the ARM definition for these cores mandates vector floating point units, it would be silly to continue defaulting these to soft float. This also keeps us in sync with the cross-distro standardization that is occurring in the ARM space.

More specifically, ARMv6 targets will default to "vfp" while ARMv7 targets will default to "vfp3-d16". This will cause upgrade pains for existing installs, and that makes us sad, but we're looking at the long term here. Updated stages should be available already.

If you have any questions, please consult the Gentoo embedded mailing list.




Page updated June 8, 2012

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