[PATCH] powerpc: remove meaningless KBUILD_ARFLAGS addition
segher at kernel.crashing.org
Sun Jul 14 09:54:30 AEST 2019
On Sun, Jul 14, 2019 at 07:45:15AM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 13, 2019 at 10:17 PM Segher Boessenkool
> <segher at kernel.crashing.org> wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 13, 2019 at 07:47:44AM -0500, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> > > 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).
> > It was an --enable-targets=all toolchain, somewhat common for crosses,
> > if that matters.
> I always use the same toolchain
> for compile-testing PPC32/64.
> I have never been hit by the issue you mention.
> Somebody would have reported it if it were still a problem.
But did you use --enable-targets=all?
The problem was empty archives IIRC. Not a problem anymore with thin
> Moreover, commit 43c9127d94d6
> translated the environment variable "GNUTARGET"
> into the command option "--target="
> My powerpc-linux-ar does not know it:
> powerpc-linux-ar: -t: No such file or directory
Yes, that is why I used the environment variable, all binutils work
with that. There was no --target option in GNU ar before 2.22.
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