[Arm-netbook] What do 1,000 EOMA68-A20 PCBs look like?

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Fri Dec 7 08:49:57 GMT 2018

On Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 2:39 AM Julie Marchant <onpon4 at riseup.net> wrote:

> And as for 32-bit MIPS... just outta luck, I guess, at least until an
> FSF-approved distro starts supporting it.

 all 32-bit OSes are on the ropes, but not for the reason that most
people think.  it's down to the linker phase of binutils *running out
of memory*, due to a default option to keep the object files and the
binary being linked in memory:


unfortunately this is quotes not anyone's responsibility quotes, it's
one of those little-known syndrome / underlying / indirect causes.

please please for goodness sake could people spread awareness about
this more widely, try out some very large builds including
comprehensive debug build options, adding the option advised in that
bugreport, and report back on the bugreport if it was successful or

 *without* that option, the fact that firefox now needs SEVEN
GIGABYTES of resident RAM in order to complete the linker phase (which
is obviously impossible on a 32-bit processor), armhf, mips32, and
many other 32-bit architectures are just going to get... dropped by

 *for no good reason*.


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