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From: Alexey Shvetsov <alexxy@g.o>
Subject: Re: x32 fun pants
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 23:00:14 +0300
Hi all!

Is it accepted for merge into kernel mainline for 3.2?
Actualy this abi looks like n32 mips abi.

PS why not merge all x86 abis into one keyword? because x86_32 x86_64 
x86_x32 are only abis of x86. Also we dont have different keywords for 
different mips abis (64bit and 32bit ones)

On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 15:34:06 -0400, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> ive converted my system over to x86/amd64/x32 multilib for funs.  but 
> i can
> see how some people wont want all three all the time.  so the
> question is how
> we want to make this available to users at the release/profile level.
>
> background: x32 is a new ABI that runs on 64bit x86_64 processors.
> see [1].
> you'll need gcc-4.7+, binutils-2.21.50+, glibc-2.15+, and linux-3.2+.
>
> KEYWORDS wise, i'd like to avoid having to add "x32" everywhere.  
> instead,
> reusing "amd64".  only downside is the existing USE=amd64 behavior,
> but we can
> address that by making MULTILIB_ABIS a USE_EXPAND (i think this came
> up before
> with the portage multilib discussion).
>
> release wise, we could ship a single multilib stage (x86/amd64/x32) 
> and make
> it easy to convert to a subset.  that way we still need only one.
>
> other thoughts ?
> -mike
>
> [1] https://sites.google.com/site/x32abi/

-- 
Best Regards,
Alexey 'Alexxy' Shvetsov
Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Russia
Department of Molecular and Radiation Biophysics
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Gentoo Linux Dev
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