[vlc-devel] [PATCH] contrib: Fix ARMv6 compilation

Edward Wang edward.c.wang at compdigitec.com
Thu Jun 14 15:03:44 CEST 2012

On Thursday, June 14, 2012, Adrien Tétar <adrien.tetar at hotmail.fr> wrote:
> Requiring VFP is do-able since it was introduced with ARM11 MSM7227
(iirc) and it is present in most Android devices (not in those MSM7225
which are older architecture). It would avoid having too many different
compilation flags too.
> That said, you cannot reasonably require NEON since a lot of Cortex-A9
SoCs do not include it (e.g. Tegra 2 except a few batches), and it isn't
needed. Users of armv6 builds have VLC working on their MSM7227 phones.
> Adrien Tétar
>> To: vlc-devel at videolan.org
>> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 06:29:34 +0200
>> From: remi at remlab.net
>> Subject: Re: [vlc-devel] [PATCH] contrib: Fix ARMv6 compilation
>> On Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:57:21 -0400, Edward Wang
>> <edward.c.wang at compdigitec.com> wrote:
>> > No, it does not support VFP. Yes, this is a consumer phone.
>> I'd argue VLC should require VFP and recommend NEON or even require NEON
>> altogether. There are a number of (audio) codecs that need half-way
>> floating point performance. Software floating point simply will not do,
>> VFP hardly will.
>> --
>> Rémi Denis-Courmont
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