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From: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
To: Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@google.com>, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
Cc: Nick Kossifidis <mick@ics.forth.gr>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	linux-arch <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linuxppc-dev <linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH, RFC] byteorder: sanity check toolchain vs kernel endianess
Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 21:33:39 +1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87woiutwq4.fsf@concordia.ellerman.id.au> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CACT4Y+ad5z6z0Dweh5hGwYcUUebPEtqsznmX9enPvYB20J16aA@mail.gmail.com>

Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@google.com> writes:
> From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
> Date: Sat, May 11, 2019 at 2:51 AM
> To: Dmitry Vyukov
> Cc: Nick Kossifidis, Christoph Hellwig, Linus Torvalds, Andrew Morton,
> linux-arch, Linux Kernel Mailing List, linuxppc-dev
>
>> On Fri, May 10, 2019 at 6:53 AM Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@google.com> wrote:
>> > >
>> > > I think it's good to have a sanity check in-place for consistency.
>> >
>> >
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > This broke our cross-builds from x86. I am using:
>> >
>> > $ powerpc64le-linux-gnu-gcc --version
>> > powerpc64le-linux-gnu-gcc (Debian 7.2.0-7) 7.2.0
>> >
>> > and it says that it's little-endian somehow:
>> >
>> > $ powerpc64le-linux-gnu-gcc -dM -E - < /dev/null | grep BYTE_ORDER
>> > #define __BYTE_ORDER__ __ORDER_LITTLE_ENDIAN__
>> >
>> > Is it broke compiler? Or I always hold it wrong? Is there some
>> > additional flag I need to add?
>>
>> It looks like a bug in the kernel Makefiles to me. powerpc32 is always
>> big-endian,
>> powerpc64 used to be big-endian but is now usually little-endian. There are
>> often three separate toolchains that default to the respective user
>> space targets
>> (ppc32be, ppc64be, ppc64le), but generally you should be able to build
>> any of the
>> three kernel configurations with any of those compilers, and have the Makefile
>> pass the correct -m32/-m64/-mbig-endian/-mlittle-endian command line options
>> depending on the kernel configuration. It seems that this is not happening
>> here. I have not checked why, but if this is the problem, it should be
>> easy enough
>> to figure out.
>
>
> Thanks! This clears a lot.
> This may be a bug in our magic as we try to build kernel files outside
> of make with own flags (required to extract parts of kernel
> interfaces).
> So don't spend time looking for the Makefile bugs yet.

OK :)

We did have some bugs in the past (~1-2 y/ago) but AFAIK they are all
fixed now. These days I build most of my kernels with a bi-endian 64-bit
toolchain, and switching endian without running `make clean` also works.

cheers

  reply	other threads:[~2019-05-13 11:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-04-12 14:35 Christoph Hellwig
2019-04-12 14:53 ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-04-12 14:55   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-04-12 15:22     ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-04-12 16:05   ` Nick Kossifidis
2019-05-10 10:53     ` Dmitry Vyukov
2019-05-11  0:51       ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-05-13  7:39         ` Dmitry Vyukov
2019-05-13 11:33           ` Michael Ellerman [this message]
2019-05-13 11:50             ` Dmitry Vyukov
2019-05-13 12:04               ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-05-15  6:53                 ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-05-30  1:46 ` Maciej Rozycki
2019-05-30  6:41   ` Christoph Hellwig

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