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Subject: Re: gcc support for mips32 release 2]
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 23:51:54 +0100
Cc: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>, Eric Christopher <>,
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On Wed, Mar 17, 2004 at 08:41:47AM -0800, wrote:

> At Wed, 17 Mar 2004 17:18:37 +0100 (CET), Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> >  Well, I think this can be handled by creating an artificial processor
> > entry (e.g. "PROCESSOR_MIPS64R2" in this case) and replacing it with a
> > real one once an implementation is publicly available.
> yeah.  doing that, but introducing known "to be removed" code bugs me.
> it's probably better than not getting the rest of the infrastructure
> in, though.

It seems a small problem compared to having to answer all the questions
about why Linux tries to optimize for processor X when it's configured
for type Y.  People just love tweaking compiler flags it seems - even if
not necessarily knowing all the consequences ...


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