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Re: Binary compatibility break understood ?

To: "Steven J. Hill" <sjhill@cotw.com>
Subject: Re: Binary compatibility break understood ?
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 16:24:20 -0300
Cc: Andreas Jaeger <aj@suse.de>, "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>, Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>, Tom Appermont <tea@sonycom.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <3AF997CE.E2885B9@cotw.com>; from sjhill@cotw.com on Wed, May 09, 2001 at 02:17:34PM -0500
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On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 02:17:34PM -0500, Steven J. Hill wrote:

> > It's only modutils which for correct functionality depends on the trad-
> > format, so I don't see any real reason for raising version requirements
> > for libc.
> > 
> I can see your point...but...if we are trying fix the MIPS/Linux target
> from this point forward we should at least make people aware of what
> is going on. I propose spitting out a warning message when 'configure'
> is ran that if an older version of binutils/ld is found, then we warn
> the user that they may be unable to correctly use Linux kernel features
> or something like that. Comments?

These binutils break the kernel compilations, so we should check them as
part of kernel module compiles.

  Ralf

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