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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: "Stephen P. Becker" <geoman@gentoo.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 09:12:27 -0500
Cc: Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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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.

-Steve

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