Re: X32 psABI status update

From: H.J. Lu
Date: Thu Mar 17 2011 - 10:43:56 EST

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 10:45 PM, Mike Frysinger <vapier@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thursday, March 17, 2011 01:21:16 H.J. Lu wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 7:57 PM, Mike Frysinger <vapier@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > ok, took long enough, but that answers most things.  your usage of "x32-"
>> > prefixed binaries in the documentation seems to imply a lot more than the
>> > fact you just picked those locally to avoid system collisions.  this
>> > isnt a wiki page, otherwise i'd clean things up for you.
>> Any suggestion how to create a wiki page for x32?
> seems like the documentation says it includes wiki support.
> ive never used google sites before, so i dont know how to actually enable it
> on the admin side of things.

I will take a look.

>> > in looking at the gcc files, it doesnt seem like there's any defines
>> > setup to declare x32 directly.  instead, you'd have to do something
>> > like: #ifdef __x86_64__
>> > # if __SIZEOF_LONG__ == 8
>> > /* x86_64 */
>> > # else
>> > /* x32 */
>> > # endif
>> > #endif
>> >
>> > any plans on adding an __x32__ (or whatever) cpp symbol to keep people
>> > from coming up with their own special/broken crap ?  or are there some
>> > already that i'm not seeing ?
>> The idea is in most cases, you only need to check __x86_64__ since x32 and
>> x86-64 are very close.  In some cases, x32 is very different from x86_64,
>> like assembly codes on long and pointer, you can check __x86_64__ and
>> __LP64__. In glibc, I used a different approach by using macros REG_RAX,
>> .., MOV_LP, ADD_LP, SUB_LP and CMP_LP in assembly codes.
> arm/mips/ppc sets up explicit ABI defines to clearly differentiate between
> things.  while __LP64__ should work here, it seems like a poor substitute.
> how about builtin_define("__X32__") ?  or __ABI_X32__ ?  doesnt seem like i386
> has a standard in this regard to piggy off of.

If you can show me some real examples how __x32__ will be used, I will
take a look.


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