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Re: questions on the cross-compiler

Subject: Re: questions on the cross-compiler
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 21:52:29 +0100 (MET)
In-reply-to: <>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
On Fri, 5 Jan 2001 wrote:

> With the help from Kevin Kissell,  I've found out that  the compilation
> directives "set .mips3[4]" were turned on before cpu_probe() and cpu_probe
> () functions in my head.S file.  This is the reason why I've got that wrong
> code generated although I've specified mip1 in the gcc options.
> I 've temporarily used #define to add "set .mips1" in the code to fix the
> problem.   My question now,  is: how can we make the kernel code flexible
> to free from the problem of the one that I've got?

1. Don't use "set .mips*" unless absolutely needed.  The right ISA level
is already set via a compiler option depending on the host CPU selected
upon kernel configuration.

2. If you can't avoid "set .mips*" for some reason, then always restore
the default state after the relevant code, either by ".set mips0" or by
".set push" and ".set pop". 

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
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