Re: [PATCH 32/35] m68k: add ColdFire FPU support for the V4e ColdFire CPU's

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Hi Geert,

On 12/28/2011 08:06 PM, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 06:53, Greg Ungerer<gerg@xxxxxxxxxxxx>  wrote:
If we are compiling specifically for a 68040 machine, where we put
a -m68040 switch on the command line, isn't all these ".chip 68k"
lines going to undo the CPU choice - and result in us now compiling
large parts of the code for the default 68020 instead of the chosen
68040?

No, it's a directive for the assembler, not for the compiler.

Good point :-)


It may cause issues for mnemonics (generated by the compiler) that
exist for both classic and coldfire, but have different opcodes.
Do these actually exist?

None that I could find.

But the compiler might generate code that is coldfire only. And with
that ".chip m68k" directive there it will error out. (Actually more
likely - and this I have seen - is that some of the asm code that
is coldfire specific trips it up). There is a handful of new and
different instructions in newer ColdFires.

But even still, compiling with -m68040 causes gcc to generate
different code than compiling without it (so effectively with m68020).
In cases I looked at the instructions used where still fine to run
on either, so nothing specific to the 68040 was generated. But if
anything ever was then again the ".chip 68k" would cause an error
out. I guess there isn't much extra in the 68040... move16, anything
else?  I guess gcc will never generate that in practice, so it is
not a problem.

Regards
Greg


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