[Buildroot] Binutils version used on MIPS

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Tue Jul 1 18:14:45 UTC 2014

Vicente, Markos,

For the MIPS architecture, the current default binutils version in the
Buildroot internal toolchain backend is 2.21:

        prompt "Binutils Version"
        depends on !BR2_arc
        default BR2_BINUTILS_VERSION_2_21 if (BR2_mips || BR2_mipsel || BR2_sh)
        default BR2_BINUTILS_VERSION_2_24 if BR2_microblaze || BR2_powerpc64le
        default BR2_BINUTILS_VERSION_2_22

Do you know if there's a good reason to keep using 2.21, as opposed to
a more recent version such as 2.23 or 2.24 ? It would be good to have a
little bit of testing done with binutils 2.23 or 2.24 and if it's
successful, bump the default version used on MIPS.


Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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