[PATCH] powerpc: remove meaningless KBUILD_ARFLAGS addition

Segher Boessenkool segher at kernel.crashing.org
Sat Jul 13 22:47:44 AEST 2019

On Sat, Jul 13, 2019 at 12:21:06PM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> The KBUILD_ARFLAGS addition in arch/powerpc/Makefile has never worked
> in a useful way because it is always overridden by the following code
> in the top Makefile:
>   # use the deterministic mode of AR if available
>   KBUILD_ARFLAGS := $(call ar-option,D)
> The code in the top Makefile was added in 2011, by commit 40df759e2b9e
> ("kbuild: Fix build with binutils <= 2.19").
> The KBUILD_ARFLAGS addition for ppc has always been dead code from the
> beginning.

That was added in 43c9127d94d6 to replace my 8995ac870273 from 2007.

Is it no longer supported to build a 64-bit kernel with a toolchain
that defaults to 32-bit, or the other way around?  And with non-native
toolchains (this one didn't run on Linux, even).


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