[Buildroot] UBOOT 2009.08 & ARM Link Error

Ulf Samuelsson ulf.samuelsson at atmel.com
Mon Sep 14 15:42:02 UTC 2009

>>>>>> "Ulf" == Ulf Samuelsson <ulf.samuelsson at atmel.com> writes:
> Ulf> Sagaert Johan skrev:
> >> Hi
> >> Did anyone succeed in building the UBOOT 2009.08 version for ARM
> >> (at91sam9260_config)?
> >> I always end up with this error :
> >>
> Ulf> Yes, I can build 2009.08 in my personal git tree.
> Ulf> git://git.busybox.net/~ulf/git/atmel-2009-08
> Ulf> You need some fixes, which are present there.
> Ulf> While I did not test the SAM9260 as such, this is a generic
> Ulf> problem for ARM, which gets fixed by my patches.
> Patches are welcome - Are they in upstream u-boot git?
> -- 
> Bye, Peter Korsgaard

They were proposed and rejected because it is not needed by the ELDK
Embedded Linux Development Kit, provided by Denx.

The decision makers for U-boot, think that everyone should compile using 
and  really do not care if the Buildroot toolchain can build U-Boot or not.

This is an old problem, and if you build older u-boots for AT91
the existing patches will handle the problem

If the buildroot compiler can handle "-msoftfloat" the problem will go away 
by itself.

Best Regards
Ulf Samuelsson 

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