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Re: MIPS symbol versioning patches

To: Ulf Carlsson <ulfc@calypso.engr.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: MIPS symbol versioning patches
From: "J. Scott Kasten" <jsk@tetracon-eng.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 16:06:44 -0300
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <14683.40873.494836.164828@calypso.engr.sgi.com>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
Thanks, that's exactly what I needed to know.

On Thu, 29 Jun 2000, Ulf Carlsson wrote:

>  > I take this to mean that we may soon have a working glibc 2.1.xx for MIPS?
>  > 
> 
> Yes, it's just a matter of recompiling everything against it.  Keith
> Wesolowski is doing this.  We have found some minor problems with
> glibc that we haven't been able to resolve yet.  There is some bug in
> the dynamic linker, it tries to resolve symbols that aren't there in
> some packages.
> 
> There is also a problem with compiling gcc 2.96 natively, but I
> actually think that's a problem in gcc 2.96.  It shouldn't try to
> generate jump instructions like it does that in PIC code.  I think the
> bootstrapping of gcc 2.96 currently is broken, but that's not a MIPS
> issue.
> 
> Note that glibc 2.1 never will run on MIPS, glibc 2.1.90 is the
> development version for the forthcoming glibc 2.2.
> 
> Ulf
> 


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