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Re: Latest sources from CVS.

To: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>
Subject: Re: Latest sources from CVS.
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 04:34:44 +0100
Cc: Carsten Langgaard <carstenl@mips.com>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 10:09:54AM +0100, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:

> For those on the list who don't understand Carsten's sense
> of humour, I think that was missing a smiley!  ;-)
> I mean, sure, we'd like to move more people toward SDE, 
> but "force" is putting it a bit strongly!  And if those directives
> are really being used unconditionally, I worry that the code
> being generated is likewise emitting MIPS32 instructions
> that won't work on the "ghost fleet" of abandoned workstations
> now running Linux on R4K/R5K CPUs.

A fix is now in CVS.  With this fix only compiling a kernel for MIPS32
and MIPS64 CPUs will require a the new tools.

Everybody satisfied?

I was quite amazed how much email in just like 2 days this change was
producing, even people binutils 2.8 started yelling ...

  Ralf

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