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Re: [PATCH]: for poor sools with old I2 & 64 bits kernel

To: Thiemo Seufer <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH]: for poor sools with old I2 & 64 bits kernel
From: Juan Quintela <>
Date: 19 Dec 2002 22:11:33 +0100
Cc: Ralf Baechle <>, mipslist <>
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References: <m2el8dixmr.fsf@demo.mitica> <>
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>>>>> "thiemo" == Thiemo Seufer <> writes:

thiemo> Juan Quintela wrote:
>> Hi
>> this small patch made possible to compile a 64bit kernel for
>> people that have old proms that only accept ecoff.  As usual
>> stolen from the 32 bits version.
>> The easiest way is creating the file in arch/mips/boot,
>> otherwise we need to copy elf2ecoff.c to mips64.

thiemo> Sorry, but I plainly doubt you have tested this.

thiemo> I tried such a method today, and elf2ecoff failed to work on ELF64 
thiemo> Maybe a recent enough objcopy is the better choice for this purpose.

I tested it and it works :)

Notice that I am using egcs for MIPS64 as I am not able to compile the
kernel with gcc-3.2 :(

Later, Juan.

In theory, practice and theory are the same, but in practice they 
are different -- Larry McVoy

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