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SubjectRe: More ARM binutils fuckage
On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 03:29:22PM -0800, Michael K. Edwards wrote:
> On 12/5/06, Russell King <> wrote:
> >There's not much to say about this, other than scream and go hide in the
> >corner. ARM toolchains are just basically fscked.
> And while we're on the topic of ARM linux toolchain fsckage, it would
> be nice to know what patches and incantations are currently
> recommended when configuring gcc for building various modern ARM
> kernel/ABI configurations (OABI + soft VFP, EABI, etc.).

There is no such thing as soft VFP.

I can only talk from the requirements of the kernel. gcc 3.4.3 is
the minimum for ARM, which with binutils 2.17 will allow you to build
the kernel as OABI in *any* configuration. No patches required for

Enabling EABI needs a compiler which supports EABI. That's where I
get fuzzy but recent gcc 4 should be suitable. I have had it suggested
to me that EABI support in the toolchain isn't all that stable at the

As for userspace... and NPTL, that's a different matter.

Russell King
Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux -
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