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Feature #1235

Use symbol capabilities to eliminate libc_hwcap*

Added by Gordon Ross about 9 years ago. Updated about 9 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Start date:
2011-07-20
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Difficulty:
Medium
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needs-triage
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Description

It would be nice to eliminate the libc_hwcap* files on x86 and
instead use "symbol capabilities" as was done for sparc. See:
http://blogs.oracle.com/rie/entry/symbol_capabilities

More details here:
http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19963-01/pdf/819-0690.pdf
Identifying Capability Requirements, pg. 59
Creating a Family of Symbol Capabilities Functions, pg 68

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