[PATCH kernel v3] powerpc/makefile: Do not redefine $(CPP) for preprocessor

Segher Boessenkool segher at kernel.crashing.org
Fri May 14 18:46:49 AEST 2021


On Fri, May 14, 2021 at 11:42:32AM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> In my best guess, the reason why powerpc adding the endian flag to CPP
> is this line in arch/powerpc/kernel/vdso64/vdso64.lds.S
> #ifdef __LITTLE_ENDIAN__
> OUTPUT_FORMAT("elf64-powerpcle", "elf64-powerpcle", "elf64-powerpcle")
> #else
> OUTPUT_FORMAT("elf64-powerpc", "elf64-powerpc", "elf64-powerpc")
> #endif

Which is equivalent to

#ifdef __LITTLE_ENDIAN__

so please change that at the same time if you touch this :-)

> __LITTLE_ENDIAN__  is defined by powerpc gcc and clang.

This predefined macro is required by the newer ABIs, but all older
compilers have it as well.  _LITTLE_ENDIAN is not supported on all
platforms (but it is if your compiler targets Linux, which you cannot
necessarily rely on).  These macros are PowerPC-specific.

For GCC, for all targets, you can say
You do not need any of the other *ORDER__ macros in most cases.
See "info cpp" for the sordid details.

> [2] powerpc-linux-gnu-gcc + -mlittle-endian    -> __LITTLE_ENDIAN__ is defined

You can just write -mbig and -mlittle btw.  Those aren't available on
all targets, but neither are the long-winded -m{big,little}-endian
option names.  Pet peeve, I know :-)



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