[PATCH 3/4] powerpc/Makefile: Default to ppc64le_defconfig when cross building

Michael Ellerman mpe at ellerman.id.au
Wed Dec 6 22:55:47 AEDT 2023

If the kernel is being cross compiled, there is no information from
uname on which defconfig is most appropriate, so the Makefile defaults
to ppc64.

However these days almost all distros that support powerpc are little
endian, so it's more likely that defaulting to ppc64le_defconfig will
produce something useful for a user.

Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <mpe at ellerman.id.au>
 arch/powerpc/Makefile | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/Makefile b/arch/powerpc/Makefile
index b0bc17c35ed7..48c06f5a0dc1 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/Makefile
+++ b/arch/powerpc/Makefile
@@ -16,9 +16,9 @@ HAS_BIARCH	:= $(call cc-option-yn, -m32)
 # If we're on a ppc/ppc64/ppc64le machine use that defconfig, otherwise just use
-# ppc64_defconfig because we have nothing better to go on.
+# ppc64le_defconfig because we have nothing better to go on.
 uname := $(shell uname -m)
-KBUILD_DEFCONFIG := $(if $(filter ppc%,$(uname)),$(uname),ppc64)_defconfig
+KBUILD_DEFCONFIG := $(if $(filter ppc%,$(uname)),$(uname),ppc64le)_defconfig
 new_nm := $(shell if $(NM) --help 2>&1 | grep -- '--synthetic' > /dev/null; then echo y; else echo n; fi)

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