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Re: [Qemu-devel] Support for Wireless MMX

From: Luca Piccarreta
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Support for Wireless MMX
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 15:11:44 +0100

Hi Paul, hi all,
I really hoped iwmmxt would do it into any emulator...
The latest version of GDB supports Wireless MMX, or at
least I used to think so, because I did not make any hacking to
compile it :), but using GDB requires ELF toolchains, and I simply
don't like the idea of having two separate toolchains, one
for simulation, the other for releases!
For what concerns System emulation I actually didn't even think
about it...
Thanks anyway for the effort,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Brook" <address@hidden>
To: <address@hidden>
Cc: "Luca Piccarreta" <address@hidden>
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2005 2:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Support for Wireless MMX

> On Friday 18 March 2005 10:53, Luca Piccarreta wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > after googling a lot I concluded (hopefully) that qemu is
> > the only freely available solution for linux cross-toolchain
> > (one armv5 and one iwmmxt toolchain).
> The gdb simulator supports both armv5te and iwmmxt, though a small amount
> hacking may be required to enable iwmmxt properly.
> > I might have made some mistakes, but it looks like there
> > are still some problems with saturated operations (qadd)
> > and support for Wireless MMX is lacking.
> > Am I correct?
> iWMMXt is not implemented.
> Saturated operations should work, though I probably haven't tested them.
> you have examples that don't work, please let me/us know.
> > Programs compiled by the armv5 toolchain seem to work
> > correctly except for saturated operations, while programs
> > compiled by the iwmmxt toolchain work only when no
> > Wireless MMX is used and when normal ARMV5 shared
> > libraries are used.
> > Are both features in the future development plans?
> > I saw Paul Brook post a lot of patches about ARM, so
> > I'm quite confident...
> I've no immediate interest in iWMMXt.
> I do plan on adding support for newer arm architecture revisions, ie.
> and future revisions once they're public.
> System emulation would be nice, but that's definitely a secondary priority
> me. It probably won''t happen until after armv6 is done because armv6
> standardises a lot of the MMU and system coprocessor design.
> Paul

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