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From: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>
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Cc: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>,
	Miguel Ojeda <ojeda@kernel.org>, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@kernel.org>,
	Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>,
	Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>, Fangrui Song <maskray@google.com>,
	Linux ARM <linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	clang-built-linux <clang-built-linux@googlegroups.com>,
	Nathan Chancellor <nathan@kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] arm64: drop CROSS_COMPILE for LLVM=1 LLVM_IAS=1
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2021 15:44:23 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAKwvOdmCcX4bMXcT1B6OkHABa8QgJwrW5TB3=Yk_2V3OydQKnw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <546f3d11-8580-7f23-875d-ef856913cb6d@kernel.org>

On Wed, Jul 7, 2021 at 12:08 PM Nathan Chancellor <nathan@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> On 7/7/2021 12:04 PM, Nick Desaulniers wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 3, 2021 at 5:47 PM Nathan Chancellor <nathan@kernel.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> On Fri, Jul 02, 2021 at 11:29:31AM -0700, Nick Desaulniers wrote:
> >>> On Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 4:59 AM Arnd Bergmann <arnd@kernel.org> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> On Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 1:55 AM 'Nick Desaulniers' via Clang Built
> >>>> Linux <clang-built-linux@googlegroups.com> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> +ifneq ($(LLVM),)
> >>>>> +ifneq ($(LLVM_IAS),)
> >>>>> +ifeq ($(CROSS_COMPILE),)
> >>>>> +CLANG_TARGET   :=--target=aarch64-linux
> >>>>> +CLANG_FLAGS    += $(CLANG_TARGET)
> >>>>> +KBUILD_CFLAGS  += $(CLANG_TARGET)
> >>>>> +KBUILD_AFLAGS  += $(CLANG_TARGET)
> >>>>> +endif
> >>>>> +endif
> >>>>> +endif
> >>>>
> >>>> I think only the "CLANG_TARGET   :=--target=aarch64-linux" line should
> >>>> go into the
> >>>> per-architecture Makefile. It doesn't hurt to just set that
> >>>> unconditionally here,
> >>>> and then change the CLANG_FLAGS logic in the top-level Makefile to use this
> >>>> in place of $(notdir $(CROSS_COMPILE:%-=%)).
> >>>
> >>> I don't think we can do that. Based on the order the arch/ specific
> >>> Makefiles are included, if we don't eagerly add --target to the
> >>> KBUILD_{C|A}FLAGS, then cc-option, as-option, and as-instr macros
> >>> (defined in scripts/Makefile.compiler) checks in per arch/ Makefiles
> >>> may fail erroneously because --target was not set for
> >>> KBUILD_{C|A}FLAGS yet.
> >>>
> >>> Another issue is the order of operations between the top level
> >>> Makefile and the per arch/ Makefiles.  The `notdir` block you
> >>> reference occurs earlier than the per-arch includes:
> >>>
> >>>   609 TENTATIVE_CLANG_FLAGS += --target=$(notdir $(CROSS_COMPILE:%-=%))
> >>> ...
> >>>   648 include $(srctree)/arch/$(SRCARCH)/Makefile
> >>>
> >>> We would need the opposite order to do what you describe. Reordering
> >>> these would effectively be a revert of
> >>> commit ae6b289a3789 ("kbuild: Set KBUILD_CFLAGS before incl. arch Makefile")
> >>> which I'm not sure we want to do.  But maybe there's another way I'm
> >>> not seeing yet?
> >>
> >> Is there any reason we cannot just add this sort of logic to the main
> >> Makefile?
> >>
> >> Such as (indentation to emphasis diff):
> >>
> >> ifeq ($(CROSS_COMPILE),)
> >> ifneq ($(LLVM),)
> >> ifeq ($(LLVM_IAS),1)
> >>          ifeq ($(ARCH),arm64)
> >>                  TENTATIVE_CLANG_FLAGS   += --target=aarch64-linux
> >>          else ifeq ($(ARCH),s390)
> >>                  TENTATIVE_CLANG_FLAGS   += --target=s390x-linux
> >>          else ifeq ($(ARCH),x86_64)
> >>                  TENTATIVE_CLANG_FLAGS   += --target=x86_64-linux
> >>          else
> >>                  $(error Specify CROSS_COMPILE or add '--target=' option to Makefile)
> >>          endif
> >> endif
> >> endif
> >> else
> >> TENTATIVE_CLANG_FLAGS   += --target=$(notdir $(CROSS_COMPILE:%-=%))
> >> ifeq ($(LLVM_IAS),1)
> >> TENTATIVE_CLANG_FLAGS   += -integrated-as
> >> else
> >> TENTATIVE_CLANG_FLAGS   += -no-integrated-as
> >> GCC_TOOLCHAIN_DIR := $(dir $(shell which $(CROSS_COMPILE)elfedit))
> >> TENTATIVE_CLANG_FLAGS   += --prefix=$(GCC_TOOLCHAIN_DIR)$(notdir $(CROSS_COMPILE))
> >> endif
> >> endif
> >>
> >> I know this looks a little cumbersome but it does help us avoid
> >> duplication across architecture Makefiles and ordering dependencies.
> >
> > Yeah, ok.
> >
> > I like the use of `include` to compartmentalize the top level Makefile
> > further.  We can move this whole block of LLVM related flag handling
> > into something under scripts, then add this block and it doesn't look
> > too bad IMO.  Masahiro, are you ok with that?  If so, I'd break this
> > into 2 patches:
> > 1. moving this block of existing code into a new file.
> > 2. adding the CROSS_COMPILE functionality.
> >
> > See https://groups.google.com/g/clang-built-linux/c/s-voh6WQFxM for
> > the gist of what I was thinking (though not broken into 2 patches yet,
> > just testing that it works; it does).
>
> Yeah, I think that looks okay. Not sure how I feel about the name since
> it is handling more than just the target triple but that is a bikeshed
> for another time :)
>
> > This approach will collide with Miguel's series in -next.  Should I
> > base the patches on mainline, or linux-kbuild, then have Miguel rebase
> > his patches on that or what?
>
> Yes, the patches should be based on mainline or linux-kbuild then Miguel
> will have to solve the conflicts and let Stephen Rothwell know about
> them so that -next keeps working.

Folks can find the new thread for v1:
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20210707224310.1403944-1-ndesaulniers@google.com/
if interested.

-- 
Thanks,
~Nick Desaulniers

      reply	other threads:[~2021-07-07 22:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-01 23:55 [PATCH] arm64: drop CROSS_COMPILE for LLVM=1 LLVM_IAS=1 Nick Desaulniers
2021-07-02  1:05 ` Tom Stellard
2021-07-02 17:37   ` Nick Desaulniers
2021-07-02 11:22 ` Will Deacon
2021-07-02 17:50   ` Nick Desaulniers
2021-07-02 11:59 ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-07-02 18:29   ` Nick Desaulniers
2021-07-04  0:47     ` Nathan Chancellor
2021-07-07 19:04       ` Nick Desaulniers
2021-07-07 19:08         ` Nathan Chancellor
2021-07-07 22:44           ` Nick Desaulniers [this message]

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