Quick Overview[edit]

Figure out what you actually want to compile and which target. There are different releases of the MIPS architecture and code could be big or little endian.

Install the cross compiler.

To compile something, such as busybox:

# make CROSS_COMPILE=mips-mti-linux-gnu- CFLAGS='-Wa,-mips32r2,-march=24kec,-mtune=24kec -mel -EL -Os -ffunction-sections -fdata-sections' LDFLAGS='-Wa,-mips32r2,-march=24kec,-mtune=24kec -mel -EL -Os -ffunction-sections -fdata-sections' ARCH=mips KBUILD_VERBOSE=1 -j 9