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Re: mips64 linker bug?

Subject: Re: mips64 linker bug?
From: Thiemo Seufer <>
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2001 12:35:26 +0200
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Lars Munch Christensen wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 21, 2001 at 09:07:37PM +0200, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 21, 2001 at 06:17:33PM +0200, Lars Munch Christensen wrote:
> > 
> > > Thanks...What should I do now? Change my code to mips32 or are there some
> > > patches to binutils that I can use, to get it working?
> > 
> > Depends on what you want to do?
> I'm working on a very small, single address space, microkernel and I have
> the MIPS Malta with a 5Kc CPU to develop it on. The 5Kc is compatible
> with mips32 but I must admit, I really like to have my kernel
> running 64bit :).

An Kernel with 64bit addresses is less compact and likely to run slower.
OTOH, a 64bit Kernel has certainly some hack value. :-)

> Is there a working binutils for 64 bit code floating
> around somewhere or should I stick with the mips32 stuff?

Using 32bit is surely the easier way to go.

You might try the toolchain I use for my mips64-linux development.
Be warned: It's barely good enough to compile a linux kernel, no
pic code and therefore no libc. You have to compile it yourself,
the source is available at

Have fun. :-)


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