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Re: CONFIG_BUILD_ELF64 broken on IP32 since 2.6.20

To: Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: Re: CONFIG_BUILD_ELF64 broken on IP32 since 2.6.20
From: Franck Bui-Huu <>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 15:47:39 +0200
Cc: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>, Atsushi Nemoto <>,,
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Ralf Baechle wrote:
> -msym32 and previously the strategy to tell the compiler to generate 64-bit
> code but the assembler to put it into 32-bit ELF was initially a hack
> to get around the lack of proper 64-bit binutils support and later 
> turned into a neat optimization with significant code size savings.  But
> it's really just an optimization so there is nothing wrong with just
> dropping the option (and whatever else goes along with it, I forgot all
> the nasty details) on the floor if due to a vintage compiler it can't be
> suported.

ok, I'll send a patch to reflect that.


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