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Re: CONFIG_64BIT and CONFIG_BUILD_ELF64

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: CONFIG_64BIT and CONFIG_BUILD_ELF64
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 12:51:27 +0000
Cc: Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 12:42:25PM +0000, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

> On Wed, 18 Jan 2006, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> 
> > Is there a good reason why CONFIG_64BIT does not activate
> > CONFIG_BUILD_ELF64 automatically?
> 
>  It works with some old toolchains and apparently there are people who 
> want this feature.  Please feel free to propose a patch to add such a 
> dependency and see if there are any objections.

At this stage support for gcc 2.95 is decaying and soon may be removed
entirely from the kernel.  So the time to hardwire CONFIG_BUILD_ELF64=y
may have come.

  Ralf

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