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Re: Gcc 4.2.2 broken for kernel builds

To: Richard Sandiford <rsandifo@nildram.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Gcc 4.2.2 broken for kernel builds
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 15:59:51 +0100 (BST)
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>, Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com>, David Daney <ddaney@avtrex.com>, MIPS Linux List <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
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On Sat, 13 Oct 2007, Richard Sandiford wrote:

> FWIW, I've added some notes about the underlying cause.  I think this
> could in principle happen with any gcc release.

 It has been seen with GCC 3.4 and IIRC SDE has a hack in binutils to 
disable this error as a workaround.  I guess the problem has always been 
there since explicit relocs were added to GCC; it is just it hardly ever 
happens.

  Maciej

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