Re: [PATCH] perf tools: allow cross compiling with DWARF support

From: Masami Hiramatsu
Date: Fri Jun 25 2010 - 08:03:43 EST

Jamie Iles wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 08:16:55PM +0900, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
>> Jamie Iles wrote:
>>> The path to elfutils was previously hardcoded as /usr/include/elfutils
>>> which does not work with cross compilers. If CROSS_COMPILE is set, try
>>> to set an include path from GCC's sysroot if GCC was built with sysroot
>>> support, if sysroot support isn't enabled, don't specify a path for
>>> elfutils allowing the user to set it with EXTRA_CFLAGS.
>> Hmm, I'm not so sure about cross compiling. I just thought
>> if there is no sysroot support, we should warn user instead of
>> just failing to find elfutils.
> Is that something that you really need to warn the user about? If they have a
> compiler without sysroot support they can still cross compile using
> EXTRA_CFLAGS and the warning would be needless. There isn't a real requirement
> for sysroot here, just a path to the elfutils headers.

It seems that $ELFUTILS_INCLUDE become "" without sysroot support.
In that case, I guess that user have to set the elfutils header
path to EXTRA_CFLAGS and, make will just show "No libdw.h found
or old libdw.h found ..." message. (I just guess, not so familier
with cross compile...)

So, I just like to suggest adding a message like as;
"No sysroot support. Please set elfutils include path in EXTRA_CFLAGS."
Doesn't it make easier to find a problem?

Other parts are OK for me.

Thank you,
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