Patch: Switch Linux/mips to stabs

H . J . Lu hjl@lucon.org
Thu Jun 7 23:23:00 GMT 2001


On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 07:12:39AM +0200, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> 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.
> 

Sorry. I put it back.


H.J.
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2001-06-07  H.J. Lu  <hjl@gnu.org>

	* config.bfd: Put back ecoff for Linux/mips. Firmwares on some
	MIPS-based machines need it.



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