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[patches] Including IBM add-ons in EGLIBC?
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- Subject: [patches] Including IBM add-ons in EGLIBC?
- From: Mark Mitchell <mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 11:16:57 -0800
Geoff Smith at IBM asked me to forward the following note about possibly
functionality to include in EGLIBC.
Perhaps the EGLIBC maintainers could comment?
> IBM has two add-ons for glibc that might be of interest to eglibc -- feel
> free to pick them up if appropriate. Of course, we would provide
> 1. powerpc-cpu add-on (implements CPU-tuned environment for powerpc)
> Interest: Libraries tuned to a specific CPU, useful for applications that
> would run platforms with more than one processor variant (for example,
> runs on a platform that is upgraded to a new CPU, and it must still run on
> the old one)
> Possible work -- add optimizations for Freescale's E500 cpus, extend to
> non-powerpc CPUs
> 2. DFP add-on
> Motivation: Provide library support for DFP types, introduced in gcc 4.2.
> DFP is a feature of interest for point-of-sale terminals, an embedded
> Possible work -- actually, we think this is pretty complete now.
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