Kishore K wrote:
When 2.4.32 kernel (from linux-mips) is compiled with the tool chain
based on gcc 3.4.4 and binutils 2.16.1, the kernel crashes on malta
board. The crash file is enclosed along with the mail. If the same
kernel is compiled with the tool chain based on gcc 3.3.6, no problem is
May I know, whether it is because of the changes in ABI in gcc 3.4.
Not exactly. It has to do with -funit-at-a-time. In the 2.4.x kernel
it is assumed that gcc will not reorder top level asm statements and
functions. For gcc-3.3.x and earlier this was a valid assumption. With
3.4.x and later it is not.
so, has any one got the patch to make 2.4.x kernels work with gcc 3.4
compilers? From the changelog, I can infer that, some changes have been
done in 2.4.28 kernel to work with gcc 3.4 for i386. If so, has the same
thing been done for MIPS as well.
IIRC the patches were never applied to linux-mips.org. If you search
the archives of this list for messages that I sent, you can find the