Patch: Switch Linux/mips to stabs

Maciej W. Rozycki macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl
Thu Jun 7 22:12:00 GMT 2001


On Thu, 7 Jun 2001, H . J . Lu wrote:

> 	* config.bfd: Remove ecoff from Linux/mips.

 Is it really needed to remove ecoff-littlemips and ecoff-bigmips targets
from the list of default ones for MIPS/Linux?  COFF is the format used by
the firmware of certain MIPS-based machines for network-booting, certainly
by DECstations and I'm told that older SGI workstations use this format,
too.  While the elf2ecoff tool as bundled with the kernel seem to be
sufficient to prepare a suitable COFF image, it's grossly limited in
functionality and was added only as a workaround to bugs in binutils.

  Maciej

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