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

To: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fix mips/Makefile to support CROSS_COMPILE from environment var
From: Tom Rini <trini@kernel.crashing.org>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 14:44:17 -0700
Cc: Thiemo Seufer <ths@networkno.de>, Tim Bird <tim.bird@am.sony.com>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Thu, May 04, 2006 at 11:25:46PM +0200, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:
> > 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.

OK, PowerPC.  My kinda question/point was perhaps it's time to deprecate
CONFIG_CROSSCOMPILE in favor of env or make to bring it in line with
other arches (similar to how 2.4 had a few ways for
arch/$(ARCH)/*config/ dirs, 2.6 is uniform).

-- 
Tom Rini
http://gate.crashing.org/~trini/

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