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Re: New toolchain for Linux/mips

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Subject: Re: New toolchain for Linux/mips
From: "H . J . Lu" <hjl@lucon.org>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 09:28:28 -0700
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.GSO.3.96.1010607122650.4624A-100000@delta.ds2.pg.gda.pl>; from macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl on Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 12:32:27PM +0200
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On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 12:32:27PM +0200, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, H . J . Lu wrote:
> 
> > As far as I can tell, all the currently available Linux/mips binutils
> > are broken. I am working on fixing it.
> 
>  That depends on how you define "broken".  All software has bugs.  What I
> currently use is sufficient to build working Linux 2.4.x, glibc 2.2.x as
> well as all programs I built up to date.  I haven't tried C++, I admit. 
> Libstdc++ of gcc 2.95.3 compiles fine, but I have not used it so far, so I
> have no idea if the binary works. 
> 
>  If you know of particular problems, you are welcomed to fix them, of
> course. 

See my post on the binutils mailing list. I have reason to believe
that it also misassembles the mips kernel with certain configuration.


H.J.

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