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Re: Diff between Linus' and linux-mips git: elf.h

To: Thiemo Seufer <>
Subject: Re: Diff between Linus' and linux-mips git: elf.h
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 17:43:20 +0200
Cc: "Kevin D. Kissell" <>, Martin Michlmayr <>,
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On Mon, Apr 10, 2006 at 01:27:15PM +0100, Thiemo Seufer wrote:

> > No way to actually resolve this one; not even binutils oldtimer
> > Ian Lance Taylor can remember the reasons for the change anymore.
> FWIW, the general rule is to use EM_MIPS == 8 for MIPS with both
> endiannesses and ignore EM_MIPS_*. So removing the other defines
> from the linux include file seems to be the sensible thing to do.
> (Binutils can't do the same due to backward compatibility concerns.)

Or rather convert it into a comment so this is the last time these
constants have been discussed ...


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