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Re: Several packages whose page size is 4k.

Maybe I should explain what is mentioned "page size".

It refers to ELF_MAXPAGESIZE in binutils. In old binutils it is 4KB and
recently extended to 64KB to meet the requirement of SVR4 MIPS ABI.

Most packages in debian etch are built using new binutils, so they are
working fine with a kernel using 16KB as its page size. But we do find
that in base system there are three exceptional packages: ed, mawk and
libcap1. They would prevent the using of 16KB kernel.

If the maintainer recompile them using the same toolchain as the one
using for most packages, this problem will disappear.

Best Regards

Fuxin Zhang

Zhibin.Guan 写道:
> I am a Debian distribution porter on Loongson 2E CPU(Mips little
> endian)- a cpu which is design by ICT,CAS in china.
> Our processor belongs to Mipsel little endian architecture and its page
> size is 64K.
> Almost Debian mipsel binary packages have 64K page size, but only
> serveral packages whose page size is 4k.
> so these packages do not work on our processor Loongson. So what can I
> do to have a request that Debian Mipsel offical
> maintainer can recompile them to change their page size to 64K.
> I know that, packages whose page size are 64K can work on the 4k page
> size processor.
> but packages whose page size are 4K can not work on the 64k page size
> processor.
> additonaly, what can I do to jion the Debian Mipsel official supported
> processors???
> thanks a lot for any advice and reply !!
> by the way, the package whose page size is 4K are : ed, mawk, libcap1.

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