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Re: [PATCH] fix mips/Makefile to support CROSS_COMPILE from environment

To: "Tom Rini" <trini@kernel.crashing.org>, "Thiemo Seufer" <ths@networkno.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fix mips/Makefile to support CROSS_COMPILE from environment var
From: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 23:25:46 +0200
Cc: "Tim Bird" <tim.bird@am.sony.com>, <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
Original-recipient: rfc822;linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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> Let me ask a stupid question.  With all of the ways to otherwise do a
> cross compile, why a config option on MIPS?  ARM*/SH*, which are at
> least as likely to not be native-compiled, don't do that.  Just
> something I've always wondered, really.

Probably because, unlike ARM and SH, the MIPS architecture began life
as a workstation/server processor, and for a while there cross-compilation
was the exception rather than the rule.

            Regards,

            Kevin K.

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