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

Segher Boessenkool segher at kernel.crashing.org
Tue May 18 05:10:32 AEST 2021


On Mon, May 17, 2021 at 01:23:11PM +1000, Alexey Kardashevskiy wrote:
> On 5/14/21 18:46, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> >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?

Since 1994, when the three-arg version was introduced (the one-arg
version is from 1992).

> >>__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.


> >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) ;)

-mbig/-mlittle is supported in GCC since times immemorial.  Whether LLVM
supports it as well just depends on how good their emulation is, I have
no idea.


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