Re: [PATCH] powerpc: Don't add -mabi= flags when building with Clang

From: Nathan Chancellor
Date: Mon Aug 19 2019 - 23:15:43 EST

On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 04:19:31AM -0500, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 18, 2019 at 12:13:21PM -0700, Nathan Chancellor wrote:
> > When building pseries_defconfig, building vdso32 errors out:
> >
> > error: unknown target ABI 'elfv1'
> >
> > Commit 4dc831aa8813 ("powerpc: Fix compiling a BE kernel with a
> > powerpc64le toolchain") added these flags to fix building GCC but
> > clang is multitargeted and does not need these flags. The ABI is
> > properly set based on the target triple, which is derived from
> You mean that LLVM does not *allow* you to select a different ABI, or
> different ABI options, you always have to use the default. (Everything
> else you say is true for GCC as well).

I need to improve the wording of the commit message as it is really that
clang does not allow a different ABI to be selected for 32-bit PowerPC,
as the setABI function is not overridden and it defaults to false.

GCC appears to just silently ignores this flag (I think it is the
SUBSUBTARGET_OVERRIDE_OPTIONS macro in gcc/config/rs6000/linux64.h).

It can be changed for 64-bit PowerPC it seems but it doesn't need to be
with clang because everything is set properly internally (I'll find a
better way to clearly word that as I am sure I'm not quite getting that
subtlety right).

> (-mabi= does not set a "target ABI", fwiw, it is more subtle; please see
> the documentation. Unless LLVM is incompatible in that respect as well?)

Are you referring to the error message? I suppose I could file an LLVM
bug report on that but that message applies to all of the '-mabi='
options, which may refer to a target ABI.