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Re: Recommended gcc/binutils Versions for mips64 target?

To: engel@mathematik.uni-marburg.de
Subject: Re: Recommended gcc/binutils Versions for mips64 target?
From: Thiemo Seufer <ica2_ts@csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de>
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 10:54:43 +0100
Cc: linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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engel@mathematik.uni-marburg.de wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I'm currently trying to cross-compile a kernel (2.6.10-pre3 from cvs with
> the IP30 patch from Stanislaw) for my Octane (IP30) on Linux/amd64.
> 
> What versions of gcc and binutils are currently recommended
> for crosscompiling? The target should simply be mips64-linux if I read the
> Makefile correctly? This has caused problems as my binutils version
> 2.15.92.0.2 configured with mips64-linux didn't produce a linker that was
> capable of using elf64btsmip, mips64-linux-gnu did work.

Unless 2.15.92.0.2 deviates significantly from the GNU version, both
mips64-linux and mips64-linux-gnu should have the same capabilities.

> I'm also a bit confused as to why IP30 support is located in the arch/mips/
> hierarchy and not arch/mips64/. IIRC, the Octane definitely needs a 64 bit
> kernel to boot?

arch/mips64 doesn't exist an more for 2.6, the 64bit support was moved
to arch/mips.


Thiemo

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