Re: [PATCH] arm: support big-endian for the virt architecture

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Fri Sep 28 2018 - 15:19:31 EST

On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 6:04 PM Jason A. Donenfeld <Jason@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Arnd,
> On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 5:59 PM Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Applied for 4.20 with subject line changed s/arm/ARM/, thanks!
> Thanks.
> > I think most people just build a 'defconfig' kernel, which includes
> > multiple platforms that use ARCH_SUPPORTS_BIG_ENDIAN.
> Right, that's what it looked like. In my case, I'm doing CI on some
> homebrewed infra, where I'm building lots of kernels for lots of
> architectures and testing them in qemu with various tests _for each
> and every commit_. Not having a server farm as impressive as Intel's
> 0-day infra, getting compilation times down is rather important.

You can probably work around it by enabling ARCH_HIGHBANK,
which is a minimal platform with no other requirements, so it
should only add a few milliseconds to the build.

Another option would be to do the testing on top of linux-next,
which should have your fix starting on Monday. Testing on
linux-next carries a higher risk of running into unrelated
regressions, but also lets you find out about conflicts with
other patches early on.