Thanks you all for your replies.
I will check this out and post the outcome.
--- "Maciej W. Rozycki" <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 19 May 2005, Michael Belamina wrote:
> > I am still not sure about the following:
> > 1. Is this problem related only to kernels
> > downloaded from linux-mips.org or it is a more
> > one?
> The problem is Linux 2.4 is generally in the
> maintenance mode, which
> means no new development is done on it (although
> still an occasional
> backport from 2.6 may happen). As a result
> maintainers are rather
> hesitant about applying changes unless they fix
> critical bugs. Bugs
> revealed by new versions of build tools are not
> usually considered as
> critical, because you may work them around by using
> an old version of the
> triggering tool.
> Still for the MIPS port what you can get from
> linux-mips.org is probably
> less behind than what there is at kernel.org.
> > 2. Can someone point to a known to work 64 bit
> > versions of gcc and binutil for BCM1250 (the
> > that started this thread was actually a problem of
> > mip64-linux-ld I was using).
> For 64-bit builds you probably want to use fairly
> recent versions or you
> risk hitting serious bugs that used to exist in
> older versions. Using
> David's patch (or preferably mine ;-) -- as
> available here:
> which I keep using with GCC 4.0.0) is probably the
> lesser evil.
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