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Re: New binutils for kernel

To: Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: Re: New binutils for kernel
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 17:08:20 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: Daniel Jacobowitz <>,
In-reply-to: <>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
On Tue, 20 Aug 2002, Ralf Baechle wrote:

> > Well, I think 2.13's a good idea, but it's very new.  I'd say that was
> > acceptable as long as you're looking at MIPS64 only, not at MIPS32. 
> Such considerations have kept us back at antique levels of binutils.  And
> juggling with several different versions for userland, and two kernel
> flavours is evil ...

 Any version since 2.11, possibly older, should work just fine for 32-bit
MIPS.  I don't think there are any significant interface changes between
2.11 and 2.13, so if 2.13 works then 2.11 will not bail out either.  Thus
there is no need to force 2.13 for 32-bit MIPS, but I think it is
acceptable to stop caring about versions older than 2.11 in the nearby

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