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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/11] jump label v7
    On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 09:49:41PM -0400, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:

    > The crosstool package from Dan Kegel did a good job for this. Not sure
    > it's currently maintained though. It was a very useful project, it's a
    > shame if it does not live on. It would be good to have up-to-date and
    > tested compilers for various architectures available on kernel.org,
    > ideally with access to a package that helps building compilers for
    > various architectures.

    Trimmed the CC' as this is a bit of a tangent.

    Crosstool did a good job but seems to be less current than we'd like for the
    kernel[1]. When using crosstool in the past I found a lot of the complexity
    was in *libc to the toolcahins I've built don';t have a libc so they're only
    helpful for kernel (or similar) builds.

    In terms of "testing", I build a kernel for each toolchain but I don't boot
    them and in the past I think blackfin said that what I had wouldn't actually be
    runable. Last time I looked the wasn't a non-intel cross-toolchain for blackfin.

    I shoudl also mention that a subset of these compilers are used to build test
    linux-next daily.

    Yours Tony

    [1] http://www.kegel.com/crosstool/crosstool-0.43/buildlogs/


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