[Buildroot] [PATCH] external-toolchain: Allow MIPS64 for Codesourcery MIPS toolchains

Markos Chandras markos.chandras at gmail.com
Fri Jun 7 08:53:22 UTC 2013

On 27 May 2013 16:11, Markos Chandras <markos.chandras at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 27 May 2013 10:18, Thomas Petazzoni
> <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:
>> Dear Markos Chandras,
>> On Mon, 27 May 2013 10:05:10 +0100, Markos Chandras wrote:
>>> I did limited testing and I haven't seen this problem but I haven't
>>> build busybox to be honest.
>>> However, on the release notes they say they support MIPS64/n64
>>> https://sourcery.mentor.com/GNUToolchain/release2358?@template=datasheet
>>> so I just allowed buildroot to select this combination as well.
>>> My understanding is that the compilation problem is orthogonal to
>>> mip64/n64 patch in the sense
>>> that forbidding the combination just hides the problem for now :)
>> I agree that the problem is orthogonal, but having an external
>> toolchain that isn't even capable of building Busybox worries me a
>> little bit. This means that an user selecting mips64 and external
>> toolchain, and keep all the other options as default, will see a
>> failing build. Not really nice.
> Ok I agree. I will try an out-of-buildroot build for busybox using
> this toolchain just to rule out specific buildroot problems. If that
> fails too then I will see if there is a way to report this problem.
> --
> Regards,
> Markos Chandras


busybox now builds on the 2013.05 toolchain. I will send a patch for
the version bump and add MIPS64 support as well.

Markos Chandras

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