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Re: MIPS64 status?

Subject: Re: MIPS64 status?
From: Thiemo Seufer <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 20:11:22 +0100
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Dominic Sweetman wrote:
> > I suspect that this is very much a toolchain issue, as I don't think
> > gcc will generate 64-bit addressing code.

gcc does 64bit adressing, but binutils (ld/gas) do only partially yet.

> I suspect that the generic GNU toolchains are pretty buggy when you
> switch on 64-bit MIPS operation; but it's bug-fixes which are needed,
> not wholesale new features.

It needs definitely more than bug fixing. I commited some support
for n64 non-PIC to binutils CVS some time ago, but support for
n64 PIC and n32 still needs to be done.


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