[kernel-hardening] [PATCH v8 2/4] GCC plugin infrastructure

Andrew Donnellan andrew.donnellan at au1.ibm.com
Thu May 19 16:30:23 AEST 2016

On 19/05/16 16:22, Michael Ellerman wrote:
>> Did you test the plugins with all gcc versions (4.5-6)?
> What's the concern about gcc versions? Just not breaking the build on old
> compilers?
> I'm pretty sure powerpc big endian still builds with gcc 4.4.

gcc's plugin support only landed in 4.5, so we don't care about <=4.4.

> However if Andrew's only tested on little endian, then that select should be
> guarded with an "if CPU_LITTLE_ENDIAN". And to build LE you need gcc >= 4.9.

I'm going to give BE a test too just to be sure.

Andrew Donnellan              OzLabs, ADL Canberra
andrew.donnellan at au1.ibm.com  IBM Australia Limited

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