|To:||"Maciej W. Rozycki" <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||Re: CONFIG_64BIT and CONFIG_BUILD_ELF64|
|From:||"Stephen P. Becker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 18 Jan 2006 09:12:27 -0500|
|Cc:||Martin Michlmayr <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|User-agent:||Mail/News 1.5 (X11/20060116)|
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.
Interesting this was brought up today, as Kumba and I were having a little discussion concerning this yesterday. The thing is that for certain machines such as ip22 and ip32, booting a ELF64 kernel is problematic, so people have to make sure they use the vmlinux.32 target.
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