[Buildroot] Linaro toolchains no good for ARM softfp?

Danomi Manchego danomimanchego123 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 26 19:26:02 UTC 2014


On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 2:57 PM, Will Newton <will.newton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 7:15 PM, Danomi Manchego
> <danomimanchego123 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> All,
>> Back in buildroot-2013.xx, I was able to select the Linaro toolchains
>> for my ARM Cortex-A8 processor with softfp (just for experiment
>> against a modern toolchain, not really for everyday use in my
>> projects).  But now, the Linaro toolchains are only allowed if the
>> ABIhf option is set.  When I google around, I get to places like
>> https://wiki.linaro.org/WorkingGroups/ToolChain/FAQ#Does_Linaro_GCC_toolchain_support_Cortex-A7_along_with_NEONv2_.26_VFPv4.3F
>> which make me think that Linaro is not limited to hard fp.  Not so?
> Linaro has traditionally supported both hard and soft float in its
> toolchains with multilibs. However due to the way this multilib is
> handled being non-standard and not upstream teh patch enabling it has
> been dropped from the 4.9 based toolchains. So yes, it was possible
> but not any more.

Bummer!  Thanks for the info.

Danomi -

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