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

Alexey Kardashevskiy aik at ozlabs.ru
Mon May 17 13:23:11 AEST 2021

On 5/14/21 18:46, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> Hi!
> 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__
> OUTPUT_FORMAT("elf64-powerpcle")
> #else
> OUTPUT_FORMAT("elf64-powerpc")
> #endif
> so please change that at the same time if you touch this :-)

"If you touch this" approach did not work well with this patch so sorry 
but no ;)

and for a separate patch, I'll have to dig since when it is equal, do 
you know?

>> __LITTLE_ENDIAN__  is defined by powerpc gcc and clang.
> This predefined macro is required by the newer ABIs, but all older

That's good so I'll stick to it.

> 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 :-)

I am looking the same guarantees across modern enough gcc and clang and 
I am not sure all of the above is valid for clang 10.0.something (or 
whatever we say we support) ;)


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