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Re: [PATCH] Don't abort the build process if '-msym32' isn't supported

To: Franck Bui-Huu <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Don't abort the build process if '-msym32' isn't supported
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 15:42:36 +0100
Cc: Atsushi Nemoto <>, "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>, linux-mips <>
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Original-recipient: rfc822;
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User-agent: Mutt/1.5.14 (2007-02-12)
On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 04:26:40PM +0200, Franck Bui-Huu wrote:

> -msym32 and previously the strategy to tell the compiler to generate
> 64-bit code but the assembler to put it into 32-bit ELF was initially
> a hack to get around the lack of proper 64-bit binutils support and
> later turned into a neat optimization with significant code size
> savings.  But it's really just an optimization so there is nothing
> wrong with just dropping the option (and whatever else goes along with
> it, I forgot all the nasty details) on the floor if due to a vintage
> compiler it can't be suported.
> Signed-off-by: Franck Bui-Huu <>
> ---
>  Ralf,
>  This patch is based on your linux-queue repository.
>  Thanks for the commit message ;)

Glad I'm useful for something ;-)

Queued for 2.6.24, thanks!


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