[libre-riscv-dev] little-endian only power cores and spec compliance
programmerjake at gmail.com
Wed May 13 03:27:26 BST 2020
On Tue, May 12, 2020, 00:24 Jacob Lifshay <programmerjake at gmail.com> wrote:
> Over on Libre-SOC's mailing list (CCed), we've been having a conversation
> about the newly-released spec v3.1 and the compliance levels:
> we are building a cpu that is intended to be Linux capable, however
> doesn't support Power's SIMD instructions and is LE only. We've been
> running into an issue with the spec's compliance levels:
It turns out that I spoke too soon about what exactly Libre-SOC's CPU will
support, I apologise.
With that said, I still think it would be useful for OpenPower to support
LE-only processors without the additional requirements imposed by the Linux
and AIX compatibility levels.
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