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Re: Fw: hello

To: David Christensen <>
Subject: Re: Fw: hello
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 09:38:42 -0800
In-reply-to: <017701c1cf99$a7d9a890$0b01a8c0@w2k30g>; from on Tue, Mar 19, 2002 at 02:55:22PM -0800
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On Tue, Mar 19, 2002 at 02:55:22PM -0800, David Christensen wrote:

> As an aside, is anybody using a VMware virtual machine for their
> development host?

While it can be done there is not much point in doing so unless you hate
performance ;)

> > and native compile for apps.
> OK  that sounds like a safe bet.

Which is the primary reason for native compiles.

> >> 3.  What is the preferred toolchain...
> > This is what we use for cross Kernel compiles (toolchain from oss):
> >
> > /home/hartvige> gcc -v
> > Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/2.96/specs
> > gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-85)
> Hmmm.  That looks like a native i386 compiler.  I'm surprised its not
> something like "mips-elf-gcc".

Yes, that's his native compiler.  mips-elf-gcc however should not be used,
there are subtle differences between the various ELF/MIPS targets that
would turn your life into hell ...

> I'll assume the cross-compile toolchain was built per
> section 10.

That's roughly the procedure, though the procedure described is not 100%
suitable for the recommended compiler version.  So I recommend downloading
the binary rpms.

> Leo Przybylski <> wrote:
> > Well, all Linux/MIPS stuff on on is maintained largely by
> > Ralf Baechle who is also contributor to numerous Linux/MIPS projects
> > on sourceforge. As far as I know he is also a huge part of the
> > sourceforge Linux/MIPS. You may have noticed that Bradley D. LaRonde
> > is also a huge contributor.

No.  I don't touch or follow the Sourceforge project at all.


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