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New binutils for kernel

Subject: New binutils for kernel
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 16:29:59 +0200
Cc: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
In-reply-to: <>; from on Tue, Aug 20, 2002 at 04:19:35PM +0200
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On Tue, Aug 20, 2002 at 04:19:35PM +0200, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

> On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> > >  Are you sure?  I believe the patch effectively forces everyone to use
> > > binutils 2.13 for mips64.  Is it really acceptable now? 
> > 
> > In the past week I ended up more and more kludging around binutils bugs.
> > We need something newer and distributions seem to be all at ~ 2.12 at least.
>  While 2.12 may be OK from the file format point of view, there are
> serious bugs leading to bad code.  So bad the kernel doesn't work.  It's
> really 2.13 that is needed.  I have another less important fix that will
> hopefully go in to 2.13.1 and all gcc versions are broken without yet
> another fix (it bites in mm/mmap.c; not sure if fatally). 
> > So I guess it's time to bite the bullet?
>  Since I'm using 2.13 anyway, it's alike to me.  But it should be
> discussed at the list, IMO.

Yep.  It won't hurt most of us kernel hackers very much but in particular
the distribution people may want to comment.

So any comments?


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