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Re: MIPS64 status?

To: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
Subject: Re: MIPS64 status?
From: Thiemo Seufer <ica2_ts@csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 20:11:22 +0100
In-reply-to: <15426.48692.795968.819750@gladsmuir.algor.co.uk>
References: <20020113211323.A7115@momenco.com> <15426.48692.795968.819750@gladsmuir.algor.co.uk>
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Dominic Sweetman wrote:
[snip]
> > I suspect that this is very much a toolchain issue, as I don't think
> > gcc will generate 64-bit addressing code.

gcc does 64bit adressing, but binutils (ld/gas) do only partially yet.

> I suspect that the generic GNU toolchains are pretty buggy when you
> switch on 64-bit MIPS operation; but it's bug-fixes which are needed,
> not wholesale new features.

It needs definitely more than bug fixing. I commited some support
for n64 non-PIC to binutils CVS some time ago, but support for
n64 PIC and n32 still needs to be done.


Thiemo

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