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Re: 3 questions about linux-2.4.18 and R3000

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: 3 questions about linux-2.4.18 and R3000
From: Thiemo Seufer <ica2_ts@csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de>
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2002 01:01:07 +0200
Cc: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>, "Gleb O. Raiko" <raiko@niisi.msk.ru>, Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>, Alexandr Andreev <andreev@niisi.msk.ru>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
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Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 03, 2002 at 08:30:09PM +0200, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> 
> >  Well, 2.12.1 seem rock solid for me.  The package I made available at my
> > site only contains two patches that affect code (the rest is autoconf and
> > similar stuff) and then only MIPS64.  They can be safely discarded for
> > pure MIPS work.
> > 
> >  For MIPS64 they definitely do not work, OTOH, including the N32 ABI.
> 
> Are they good enough to build 64-bit kernels?

One simple patch [1] is missing from the release. R_MIPS_HIGHEST relocs
are zeroed out in a few cases where the assembler resolves them itself.
The rest works for me quite nice.


Thiemo


[1] http://sources.redhat.com/ml/binutils/2002-05/msg00188.html

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