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Date:   Sun, 08 Oct 2017 19:12:09 +0100
From:   Ben Hutchings <>
To:     Guenter Roeck <>,
        stable <>,
        Linux MIPS Mailing List <>,
        Li Zefan <>,
        "" <>
Subject: Re: Building older mips kernels with different versions of
 binutils; possible patch for 3.2 and 3.4

On Sun, 2016-05-15 at 19:56 -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> For 3.4 and 3.2 kernels to build with binutils v2.24, it would be necessary to
> apply patch c02263063362 ("MIPS: Refactor 'clear_page' and 'copy_page' functions").
> It applies cleanly to 3.4, but has a Makefile conflict in 3.2. It might
> make sense to apply this patch to both releases. Would this be possible ?
> This way, we would have at least one toolchain which can build all 3.2+ kernels.

I'm finally queueing this up for 3.2.


Ben Hutchings
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