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Re: Lemote YeeLoong 8089 mips based notebook repository switch

On Mon, 2009-02-02 at 08:43 -0500, Daniel Clark wrote:
> Laurent GUERBY wrote:
> > Right now for MIPS we have a lemote (gcc51, which I expect to be stable
> > soon :) and a gdium (gcc52, which is stable and heavily used), load can
> > be seen here:
> > 
> > http://gcc12.fsffrance.org/munin/fsffrance.org/comparison-day.html#System
> Does this version compile linux without patches from out-of-tree sources?

I didn't try to build a kernel from source on those machines (yet).

There was some discussion to also offer some form of build kernel and
boot+test environment in the farm, but it looks like there isn't much
interest right now in such a thing (may be I'm wrong?).

> Also, is binutils compiled as part of the gcc project, or is that a
> separate thing? (A version of GNU "as" that has been updated to work
> with loongson 2f is also required to get working/bootable linux for
> loongson 2f).

binutils and GCC are separate projects. Of course there's a lot
of cooperation between developpers of both projects.

The GCC installation instructions sometimes recommand a specific minimum
version of binutils and of course GCC configure process will enable or
disable features based on what your version of binutils support on your

The GCC compile farm is also used by binutils developpers to chase bugs,


For GCC build and test up to now debian etch provided binutils
was enough on all machines.



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