> 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
> 18.104.22.168.2 configured with mips64-linux didn't produce a linker that was
> capable of using elf64btsmip, mips64-linux-gnu did work.
Unless 22.214.171.124.2 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