VFP handling in multiplatform feroceon kernels

Andrew Lunn andrew at lunn.ch
Tue Jun 24 06:31:57 PDT 2014

On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 03:17:06PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> Since 3.16, we have the ability to build a multiplatform kernel
> that includes both kirkwood (feroceon) and some other ARMv5 CPU.
> I accidentally stumbled over a bug in the VFP code that looks
> like it will break at least ARM9 VFP support if CPU_FEROCEON
> is also enabled, introduced by this (old) commit:

Hi Arnd

CPU_FEROCEAN is currently selected by Orion5x, Kirkwood and mv78xx0.
These are all ARMv5 machines. As far as i understand, we cannot
combine ARMv5 with ARMv6 and above. So is this really an issue? Should
we put in something defensive to prevent it being selected on anything
other than ARMv5?


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