[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] fix compiling VIS assembly on SPARC

Diego Biurrun diego
Mon Sep 17 12:18:00 CEST 2007

On Sun, Sep 16, 2007 at 12:14:01AM -0500, Derek E. Lewis wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Sep 2007, Balatoni Denes wrote:
> > Thanks Derek, that did clear things up for me - because I had no idea what
> > these obsolote v8plus registers were.
> Actually, part of what I said was wrong, but the concept is still the 
> same: by default, GCC (as of 3.x) builds for SPARCv8. 'v8plus' is simply 
> 32-bit code, but uses extra registers that SPARCv9 provides over SPARCv8. 
> This means a binary built for 'v8plus' requires an UltraSPARC or another 
> SPARCv9-compatible system to execute. It looks like GCC as of version 4.x 
> defaults to 'v8plus'. I think it was gcc-2.x that built for SPARCv7 by 
> default. It is probably to our advantage not to assume what architecture 
> gcc will default to when compiling, and to define some level of SPARC 
> compliance we expect. A reasonable level would by SPARCv8, IMO, as there 
> are still some users out there using sun4m systems, which are SPARCv8. Of 
> course, this has no relevance on your inline VIS code.

It would be nice if somebody could provide us some VIS detection code
for configure.  It should be trivial to do, but it's better to have a
machine for testing it on...


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