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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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