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Re: Toolchain questions...

To: David Vogt <dvogt@netbrowser.com>, linux-mips@fnet.fr
Subject: Re: Toolchain questions...
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@gnu.org>
Date: Sun, 16 May 1999 01:46:03 +0200
In-reply-to: <026801be9e9f$f4ecc960$e281dcd1@netbrowser.com>; from David Vogt on Fri, May 14, 1999 at 11:55:44PM -0700
References: <026801be9e9f$f4ecc960$e281dcd1@netbrowser.com>
On Fri, May 14, 1999 at 11:55:44PM -0700, David Vogt wrote:

> 1. The latest binutils appears build build out of the box using
> mipsel-linuxelf.  In previous versions
>     a patch was required.  Was it to fix a build problem or a functional
> problem?

Bug fixes.

> 2. The latest gcc does not build out of the box using  mipsel-linuxelf.  (I
> get stuck on -G 0
> option not supported when running xgcc).  Any pointers?  Should the previous
> patches include
> the required changes?

Nope, the patches never went back to the gcc/egcs developers, so these
packages are not expected to work out of the box.

> 3. Any docs available on the layout of .mdebug?  When I use the existing
> cross compilers and
> build a program using -g, mipsel-objdump --debug shows no debug info.  Is
> all the relevant
> info in .mdebug?

It's documented in the MIPS ABI as I remember.

> Any help/pointers/info would be greatly appreciated.

  Ralf

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