[rescue] Perverse Question

Kurt Mosiejczuk kurt at csh.rit.edu
Tue Jun 10 14:49:27 CDT 2003

On Tue, 10 Jun 2003, Frank Van Damme wrote:

> In other words:

> all sparcs work like a sun4c if the code is compiled with gcc.

> To what degree did I misinterpret your post?

You're pretty much right.  The default gcc target is sparcv7 which
is what the sun4c machines are.  And right now the distributions
are compiling for sparcv7 for compatibility.  For ultrasparcs it's
generally not true, at least for the BSDs, cause it tends to be a
separate port.

They have started making mechanisms in shared libraries to pull
in optimized libraries for applications where it will make a
difference...   to combat this effect AND maintain sun4c compatibility.


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