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Re: 32-bit ABI

To: linux-mips@linux-mips.org
Subject: Re: 32-bit ABI
From: Stanislaw Skowronek <sskowron@ET.PUT.Poznan.PL>
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 10:17:42 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <20040424081405.GA26165@linux-mips.org>
Original-recipient: rfc822;linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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> The first kernel was built with the stock Makefile; the second was modified
> to use 64-bit ELF using gcc 2.95.4 / binutils 2.13.2.1.  So I'd call those
> 817559 bytes kernel obesity ;)

Yeah, true. It's really appalling. Make it a config option then, default
'n'. I will set it to 'y' for SGI_IP30. The Octane firmware has no
problems booting ELF64 (don't know about ELF32 though).

> > Yeah. The weirdness is not in that part; what's weird is placing the rest
> > of memory somewhere else.
> Not uncommon on SGI systems.  The Indy's memory also starts at 128MB; only
> a few kB for exeption vectors are mirrored to physical address 0.

They made a habit of this. The bastards. ;)

Stanislaw



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