Re: [PATCH 0/6] selftests: improve cross compilation support

From: Shuah Khan
Date: Thu Apr 02 2015 - 13:24:09 EST

On 04/02/2015 07:53 AM, Shuah Khan wrote:
> On 04/01/2015 05:20 PM, Tyler Baker wrote:
>> This patch set improves cross building functionality by resovling hard coded
>> assumptions about the compiler used. With this patch set, all but mqueue,
>> and kdbus cross build successfully as they must link against a native
>> libraries. The hope is tha the above issues can be resolved in future patch
>> sets. I have tested this series by building selftests for x86_64, arm and
>> arm64 targets.
>> This motivation behind this series is to enable the service to
>> easily build, deploy, and execute selftests on many different processor
>> architectures without natively compiling them. With the hope of quickly
>> providing these test results back to the community.
>> This series is based on next-20150401.
>> Tyler Baker (6):
>> selftest/memfd: enable cross compilation
>> selftest/kdbus: enable cross compilation
>> selftest/mount: enable cross compilation
>> selftest/memfd: include default header install path
>> selftest/ipc: enable cross compilation
>> selftest/mqueue: enable cross compilation
>> tools/testing/selftests/ipc/Makefile | 6 +-----
>> tools/testing/selftests/kdbus/Makefile | 4 ++--
>> tools/testing/selftests/memfd/Makefile | 8 +++++---
>> tools/testing/selftests/mount/Makefile | 5 +++--
>> tools/testing/selftests/mqueue/Makefile | 6 ++++--
>> 5 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)
> Tyler,
> Thanks for getting this work done. It is a bit late for
> 4.1 and I plan to get these into 4.2.

After taking a second look at the patches, I want to get
these into 4.1. It will be nice to enable cross compile
as well in this release.

The one patch I won't be able to take it through kselftest
tree is kdbus for logistical reasons. kdbus is going through
Greg's tree - one of his many trees :)


Will you be able to include this kdbus patch in this series
in your pull request for kdbus. I will reply to the kdbus
patch in this series and cc you on that. If this doesn't
work, could you suggest an alternative.

-- Shuah

Shuah Khan
Sr. Linux Kernel Developer
Open Source Innovation Group
Samsung Research America (Silicon Valley)
shuahkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx | (970) 217-8978
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