En réponse à Ralf Baechle <firstname.lastname@example.org> :
> On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 05:33:01PM +0300, Dmitri Vorobiev
> > It looks like your toolchain is quite old. I just tried building a
> > Cavium Octeon defconfig using my custom toolchain based on
> > GCC 4.3.1 and binutils 188.8.131.5290304, and the build was
> > successfull. Before you ask: yes, GCC did receive
> > `-march=octeon' :)
Ok, thanks :)
> Tools requirements to build a kernel have become a little bit
> confusing. I'm sure there are more restrictions that I've forgot.
> * The Lemote 2F defconfig requires binutils 2.20 to build.
> * GCC 3.2 is a lost cause for building 64-bit kernels
> * GCC 3.3 is broken but can just about be kludged to build a
> 64-bit kernel.
> * GCC 4.4 or a patched older version is required to build a
> kernel O2 or
> Indigo² with R10000 processors.
> * GCC 3.2 used to work for the rest but it's a very long time
> since I tested this for a modern kernel.
> * Linux 2.6.29 and older need a GCC older than 4.4.0 to
Ok. I'm following the info there:
but infos seems a bit old, so I followed the main idea
with newer binutils and gcc-4.4.4
It is still compiling gcc. When it will finish, I will ping back
and say if it compiles an octeon kernel 2.6.34
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