Re: [PATCH v5 3/3] Documentation/llvm: update CROSS_COMPILE inferencing
From: Nick Desaulniers
Date: Mon Aug 02 2021 - 13:57:26 EST
On Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 4:12 PM 'Fangrui Song' via Clang Built Linux
> On 2021-07-30, Nick Desaulniers wrote:
> >As noted by Masahiro, document how we can generally infer CROSS_COMPILE
> >(and the more specific details about --target and --prefix) based on
> >Suggested-by: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@xxxxxxxxxx>
> >Signed-off-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Documentation/kbuild/llvm.rst | 17 +++++++++++++++++
> > 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)
> >diff --git a/Documentation/kbuild/llvm.rst b/Documentation/kbuild/llvm.rst
> >index b18401d2ba82..4292f0686316 100644
> >--- a/Documentation/kbuild/llvm.rst
> >+++ b/Documentation/kbuild/llvm.rst
> >@@ -63,6 +63,23 @@ They can be enabled individually. The full list of the parameters: ::
> > Currently, the integrated assembler is disabled by default. You can pass
> > ``LLVM_IAS=1`` to enable it.
> >+Omitting CROSS_COMPILE
> >+As explained above, ``CROSS_COMPILE`` is used to set ``--target=<triple>``.
> >+Unless ``LLVM_IAS=1`` is specified, ``CROSS_COMPILE`` is also used to derive
> >+``--prefix=<path>`` to search for the GNU assembler.
> and the GNU linker.
Sure, I'll add this, but wanted to note that generally the compiler is
not used as the driver for kernel builds; the linker is invoked
directly. IIRC, there were a few spots where the compiler is used as
the driver; I think some of the various VDSO's are still built that
way, but it's not common.
> Reviewed-by: Fangrui Song <maskray@xxxxxxxxxx>
> >+If ``CROSS_COMPILE`` is not specified, the ``--target=<triple>`` is inferred
> >+from ``ARCH``.
> >+That means if you use only LLVM tools, ``CROSS_COMPILE`` becomes unnecessary.
> >+For example, to cross-compile the arm64 kernel::
> >+ ARCH=arm64 make LLVM=1 LLVM_IAS=1
> Is ARCH=arm64 make LLVM=1 LLVM_IAS=1
> preferred over
> make ARCH=arm64 LLVM=1 LLVM_IAS=1
Will respond to this against Masahiro's reply.