minimum required binutils for ppc32?
paulus at samba.org
Tue May 25 10:53:21 EST 2004
Christoph Hellwig writes:
> What's the minimum required binutils version for ppc32 these days?
Whichever version is the first to handle the altivec instructions.
> The debian kernel package ups it from 2.12.1 to 126.96.36.199.7, i.e. from
> the first 2.12 maintaince release to one of hjl's later releases and
> I wonder why it does that. Either it's bogus and should be be dropped
> or we should up it in mainline.
Seems bogus to me.
BTW, there is a recent change in binutils which make gas *not*
recognize the altivec instructions by default. (This was to fix the
disassembler, go figure.) We should probably add -many to ASFLAGS.
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