it seems there is a problem in the binutils from current cvs ...
-I/home/flo/mips/dec/src/linux-2.4.0-test3/include -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes
-O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -G 0 -mno-abicalls -fno-pic -mcpu=r4600 -mips2 -pipe
-fno-strict-aliasing -c softfp.S -o softfp.o
softfp.S: Assembler messages:
softfp.S:225: Error: illegal operands `la'
softfp.S:225: Error: unrecognized opcode `cvt'
softfp.S:225: Error: Rest of line ignored. First ignored character is `.'.
make: *** [softfp.o] Error 1
make: Leaving directory
make: *** [_dir_arch/mips/kernel] Error 2
(flo@ping)~/mips/dec/src/linux-2.4.0-test3# mipsel-linux-as --version
GNU assembler 2.10.90
Copyright 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This program is free software; you may redistribute it under the terms of
the GNU General Public License. This program has absolutely no warranty.
This assembler was configured for a target of `mipsel-linux'.
This is cvs checkout as of 20000708
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