On Thu, Apr 05, 2018 at 02:41:38PM -0500, Crim, Jason wrote:
> I've got my toolchain switched to the arm-v7a-linux-gnueabihf (from the
> arm-cortexa8-linux-gnueabihf), and valgrind is now working.  It complains
> about _armv7_tick being an unrecognized instruction, but my program does
> continue to run (in defiance of valgrind's warning message).
> Long term, what are the trade-offs for using the v7a vs. the cortexa8
> toolchains in production?  I do not know the history of the decision in my
> organization, but the cortex toolchain was in place before my arrival.  I'm
> trying to decide whether to keep the change local on my dev/debug system, or
> suggest a migration.

I recommend using v7a. It uses the same settings as most armhf
distributions, so this has better test coverage. I actually dropped the
cortexa8 toolchain from the latest OSELAS.Toolchain release.
It may be a bit slower depending on your hardware. What's your cpu anyways?


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