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Re: Cross GCC for AS400


    I was asking because IBM itself does not differentiate much between the newer
AS400e CPUs and the RS/6000. In fact I have heard that OS/400 V4R4 has some
facilities that allow you to directly access the CPU and operate in RS/6000 mode,

not supporting OSes but applications.
On purpose or otherwise, sounds very interesting.

    Is there a way for Cross GCC to spit out the p-code or directly the RS/6000
instructions ? I have the powerpc-eabi Gcc Cross but wanted to know about the


Michael Meissner wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 27, 2000 at 08:52:53PM -0500, chiragz wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >     AS400 is PowerPC right ? How do I use Cross GCC to compile for the
> > AS400 ?
> I don't believe you ever see the PowerPC bits of the AS400.  IIRC, there is a
> virtual machine on top of the raw hardware that is the real machine that you
> see.  I also recall that the PowerPC used was not a standard PowerPC, so even
> if you could access to the raw machine, it might not have all of the PowerPC
> instructions.
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