[LLVMdev] Question about SPARC target status

Owen Anderson resistor at mac.com
Tue Nov 11 16:28:40 PST 2008

On Nov 11, 2008, at 3:51 PM, Peter Shugalev wrote:

> Owen Anderson wrote:
>> If you configure it as a cross-compiler for 64-bit x86 Linux and  
>> feed it
>> the appropriate header files, it will produce the same output on any
>> platform.  However, that output will not be executable on most
>> platforms, just on 64-bit x86 Linux.  The problems go beyond pointer
>> size.  The size of int is implementation dependent, etc.  The  
>> layout and
>> padding of structs is implementation dependent.  While all
>> implementations on a given target-triple will generally agree to  
>> ensure
>> binary compatibility, there is no guarantee of things being the same
>> once you go to another target-triple.
> Do you mean that cross-target execution CAN break on examples like  
> this
> one? [eventually on this example it doesn't]
>   struct X {
>     void *a;
>     int b;
>   } x;
>   *(int *) ((char *)&x + sizeof(void*)) = 1;

What about something much simpler: memcpy'ing an array of structs  
around.  The number of bytes to be memcpy'd is dependent on the  
padding of the struct.

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