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Re: recent binutils and mips64-linux

To: Thiemo Seufer <ica2_ts@csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de>
Subject: Re: recent binutils and mips64-linux
From: Eric Christopher <echristo@redhat.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 11:01:11 -0700
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> > 
> > objcopy?
> 
> You mean, let gcc generate n64 code, stuff it in n32 objects, and
> objcopy it back to n64? Well, it may work, but it looks more like
> a test of binutils sign-extension handling than a straightforward
> way of creating kernels to me.
> 
> Besides, as soon as gcc handles 64bit expansions itself we need
> such an option anyway.

I'm still trying to figure out why you are going through such weird
contortions at all. I understand not having an elf64 loader. That's what
the objcopy comment was for, everything else I don't understand. Why not
compile for the abi you want?

-eric

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Eric Christopher <echristo@redhat.com>


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