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SubjectRe: cross-compilers
Don't know if this answers your problem, but I use the tools from
emdebian and they do not suffer from the problems you list below.

Good Luck,
Robin

On Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 06:39:21PM -0600, Alex Chiang wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
>
> I've been using your cross-compilers here:
>
> http://userweb.kernel.org/~akpm/cross-compilers/
>
> for a long time now, but they're starting to suffer from a bit of
> neglect.
>
> For example, the ia64 bundle, which used gcc 3.4.5 is now finally
> too old to build 2.6.30-rc1, because of a gcc bug related to
> labels.
>
> Some of the newer bundles which use gcc 4.1.0 don't work because
> of a check in:
>
> include/linux/compiler-gcc4.h
>
> So my question is, do you still use those tools hosted on
> kernel.org or do you have a new solution these days?
>
> If you have a new solution, I'd like to hear it, because I found
> those cross-compilers pretty useful, as I'm sure others did.
>
> I spent most of yesterday fiddling about and managed to build an
> x86_64 host, ia64 target, gcc 4.2.3, glibc 2.3.6 bundle, and it
> all seems to work.
>
> Is this something you're interested in? I could send you my
> tarball (and slowly work on some of the other archs).
>
> If so, what were the crosstool build options you used? I'm
> specifically wondering about:
>
> - should I am for lowest common denominator host or are
> you ok with x86_64 host
>
> - did you statically link the toolchain? or is it
> dynamically linked?
>
> Thanks.
>
> /ac
>
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