[RFC] Drop support for ARM OABI from Xenomai 3.2

Greg Gallagher greg at embeddedgreg.com
Sun Jan 17 20:08:56 CET 2021


On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 12:32 PM Philippe Gerum via Xenomai <
xenomai at xenomai.org> wrote:

>
> The old ARM ABI format is dead, however we still have the support bits
> to handle it in both the I-pipe and Cobalt, which - I believe - does not
> make sense anymore. In addition, Dovetail only supports the new EABI
> format, and there is definitely no plan to care about OABI.
>
> Given the burden of maintaining this obsolete code which nobody should
> be using these days, I recommend to drop support for the OABI format
> starting from Xenomai 3.2.
>
> Please comment.
>
> Thanks,
>
> --
> Philippe.
>
> Agreed. I haven’t tested anything but EABI builds on the arm I-Pipe.

With the limit resources we have the less variations to maintain the better.

-Greg


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