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Re: .section problems in entry.S

To: Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>
Subject: Re: .section problems in entry.S
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 19:37:30 -0200
Cc: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>, Kip Walker <kwalker@broadcom.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20011213162816.B6983@nevyn.them.org>; from dan@debian.org on Thu, Dec 13, 2001 at 04:28:16PM -0500
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On Thu, Dec 13, 2001 at 04:28:16PM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 16:28:16 -0500
> From: Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>
> To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
> Cc: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>,
>         Kip Walker <kwalker@broadcom.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
> Subject: Re: .section problems in entry.S
> 
> On Thu, Dec 13, 2001 at 06:45:42PM -0200, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 10, 2001 at 05:03:41PM +0100, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> > 
> > > > Certainly not.  The problem is known and so far I've just hacked around
> > > > it more or less elegant.  But it's a trap and so I think we've got good
> > > > reasons to force people to upgrade to a newer assembler than the current
> > > > minimal version.  The question is which - I don't like frequent tool
> > > > upgrades.
> > > 
> > >  There are no working released binutils for a modern MIPS/Linux system,
> > > AFAIK.  However, version 2.11.92 from the CVS seems to work reasonably
> > > well now, so chances are the next release will do as well.  Maybe 2.12
> > > will be a good candidate then, once it is released and tested a bit. 
> > 
> > What is the schedule for 2.12?
> 
> There isn't one yet; I'm hoping within three months.  I'm going to try
> to roll the ball a little this week.

Longer than I'd like to see.  Anybody got a sufficiently hacked version
of ~ 2.11?

  Ralf

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