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Re: Oops

To: linux-mips@fnet.fr
Subject: Re: Oops
From: Systemkennung Linux <linux@informatik.uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 22:30:39 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.96.970812135812.2448B-100000@ravage.labs.gmu.edu> from "Ryan" at Aug 12, 97 02:00:47 pm
> I forgot to mention my other question--
> 
> is anyone working on a mips64 toolchain?  I don't suppose it's possible
> under 2.1.43 to run binaries compiled for mips64el-linux, even if it were
> possible to get the compiler working?

The binutils still aren't 100% stable for 64bit.  Ignoring that it would
be relativly easy to make a 64bit toolset available.

> I know, I know, 64-bit computing ain't all it's cracked up to be, but I'd
> like to be able to brag to people that Linux/MIPS is in the same league
> with Linux/Alpha and Linux/Sparc64 =).

We will.  For the time being stability counts higher than a huge address
("Look Ma, my Nitendo still has a Terabyte free") space.  With N32 ABI
support being another topic.

  Ralf

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