[PATCH] powerpc: use $(origin ARCH) to select KBUILD_DEFCONFIG

From: Masahiro Yamada
Date: Fri Feb 15 2019 - 04:40:06 EST

I often test all Kconfig commands for all architectures. To ease my
workflow, I want 'make defconfig' at least working without any cross

Currently, arch/powerpc/Makefile checks CROSS_COMPILE to decide the
default defconfig source.

If CROSS_COMPILE is unset, it is likely to be the native build, so
'uname -m' is useful to choose the defconfig. If CROSS_COMPILE is set,
the user is cross-building (i.e. 'uname -m' is probably x86_64), so
it falls back to ppc64_defconfig. Yup, make sense.

However, I want to run 'make ARCH=* defconfig' without setting
CROSS_COMPILE for each architecture.

My suggestion is to check $(origin ARCH).

When you cross-compile the kernel, you need to set ARCH from your
environment or from the command line.

For the native build, you do not need to set ARCH. The default in
the top Makefile is used:


Hence, $(origin ARCH) returns 'file'.

Before this commit, 'make ARCH=powerpc defconfig' failed:

$ make ARCH=powerpc defconfig
*** Default configuration is based on target 'x86_64_defconfig'
*** Can't find default configuration "arch/powerpc/configs/x86_64_defconfig"!

After this commit, it will succeed:

$ make ARCH=powerpc defconfig
*** Default configuration is based on 'ppc64_defconfig'
# configuration written to .config

Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

arch/powerpc/Makefile | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/Makefile b/arch/powerpc/Makefile
index ac03334..f989979 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/Makefile
+++ b/arch/powerpc/Makefile
@@ -34,7 +34,7 @@ ifdef CONFIG_PPC_BOOK3S_32
KBUILD_CFLAGS += -mcpu=powerpc

-ifeq ($(CROSS_COMPILE),)
+ifeq ($(origin ARCH), file)
KBUILD_DEFCONFIG := $(shell uname -m)_defconfig
KBUILD_DEFCONFIG := ppc64_defconfig