> > > > Thanks...What should I do now? Change my code to mips32 or are there
> > > > patches to binutils that I can use, to get it working?
> > >
> > > Depends on what you want to do?
> > I'm working on a very small, single address space, microkernel and I
> > the MIPS Malta with a 5Kc CPU to develop it on. The 5Kc is compatible
> > with mips32 but I must admit, I really like to have my kernel
> > running 64bit :).
> An Kernel with 64bit addresses is less compact and likely to run slower.
> OTOH, a 64bit Kernel has certainly some hack value. :-)
Note that the 5Kc is one of the new generation of MIPS64 parts
that can enable 64-bit integer and floating point instructions without
requiring that 64-bit addressing also be enabled in the kernel.
Making Linux kernel support for this capability available is
one of the things that we're working on. But it's not there yet.