Re: [PATCH] MIPS: Allow R6 compact branch policy to be left unspecified
From: James Hogan
Date: Fri Apr 22 2016 - 13:32:52 EST
On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 04:56:02PM +0100, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Apr 2016, Paul Burton wrote:
> > It turns out that some toolchains which support MIPS R6 don't support
> > the -mcompact-branches flag to specify compact branch behaviour. Default
> > to not providing the -mcompact-branch option to the compiler such that
> > we can build with such toolchains.
> Good idea overall, one further suggestion below.
> > diff --git a/arch/mips/Kconfig.debug b/arch/mips/Kconfig.debug
> > index f0e314c..e91b3d1 100644
> > --- a/arch/mips/Kconfig.debug
> > +++ b/arch/mips/Kconfig.debug
> > @@ -117,7 +117,15 @@ if CPU_MIPSR6
> > choice
> > prompt "Compact branch policy"
> > - default MIPS_COMPACT_BRANCHES_OPTIMAL
> > + default MIPS_COMPACT_BRANCHES_DEFAULT
> > +
> > +config MIPS_COMPACT_BRANCHES_DEFAULT
> > + bool "Toolchain Default (don't specify)"
> > + help
> > + Don't pass the -mcompact-branches flag to the compiler, allowing it
> > + to use its default (generally "optimal"). This is particularly
> > + useful for early R6-supporting toolchains which don't support the
> > + -mcompact-branches flag.
> > config MIPS_COMPACT_BRANCHES_NEVER
> > bool "Never (force delay slot branches)"
> How about making the option depend on DEBUG_KERNEL and maybe making it an
> umbrella setting to hide details from users who do not want to be
> bothered, i.e. something like:
> config MIPS_COMPACT_BRANCHES_OVERRIDE
> bool "Override the toolchain default for compact branch policy"
> depends on DEBUG_KERNEL
> default n
Although note that "default n" is redundant.
> if MIPS_COMPACT_BRANCHES_OVERRIDE
> prompt "Compact branch policy"
> default MIPS_COMPACT_BRANCHES_OPTIMAL
> endif # MIPS_COMPACT_BRANCHES_OVERRIDE
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