[OpenWrt-Devel] ARMv4 (not v4t) marked obsolete in gcc-6
blogic at openwrt.org
Tue Mar 15 13:01:26 EDT 2016
On 15/03/2016 16:59, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Friday 11 March 2016 17:56:12 Hans Ulli Kroll wrote:
>> On Fri, 11 Mar 2016, Roman Yeryomin wrote:
>>> On 2016-03-11 08:48, John Crispin wrote:
>>>> On 11/03/2016 06:44, Hans Ulli Kroll wrote:
>>> As to the numbers I think that people like me (or others trying out OpenWrt)
>>> usually don't go to the forums, so number of questions there doesn't tell much
>>> (but even there latest messages are from last month, so not dead at all).
>>> Maybe number of downloads from downloads.openwrt.org can tell more but I would
>>> guess that actual users would rather compile it themselves.
>> The support thread on the german board is very long, so most of the
>> questions are answered there. The experienced don't need this, so the
>> numbers *are* wrong.
>> And I'm using two of the NAS boxes for backup and another for kernel work
>>> So I vote for not killing it at least until it's supported by kernel.
>> ACK !!
> Thanks everyone for the input. So if OpenWRT wants to keep the support
> for the Gemini platform, I see two ways forward:
> - have a separate toolchain for target/linux/gemini when the other
> platforms upgrade to gcc-7. That means no action needed for now,
> but possibly more work to keep it going in the long run
> - make the upstream kernel work with compilers that lack -march=armv4
> I think we want the second one if at all possible, as it also addresses
> most of the other affected platforms (not rpc, which requires -march=armv3).
yes please option 2 would be favorable as we try to keep the amount of
toolchains to a minimum.
> The patch below might be enough, passing -march=armv4t whenever -march=armv4
> is not supported, and passing --fix-v4bx whenever we build for ARMv4:
> diff --git a/arch/arm/Makefile b/arch/arm/Makefile
> index 9fb3fee0e908..3c312d37a83a 100644
> --- a/arch/arm/Makefile
> +++ b/arch/arm/Makefile
> @@ -19,6 +19,11 @@ LDFLAGS_vmlinux += --be8
> LDFLAGS_MODULE += --be8
> +ifeq ($(CONFIG_CPU_32v4),y)
> +LDFLAGS_vmlinux += $(call ld-option,--fix-v4bx)
> +LDFLAGS_MODULE += $(call ld-option,--fix-v4bx)
> ifeq ($(CONFIG_ARM_MODULE_PLTS),y)
> LDFLAGS_MODULE += -T $(srctree)/arch/arm/kernel/module.lds
> @@ -75,7 +80,7 @@ arch-$(CONFIG_CPU_32v6K) =-D__LINUX_ARM_ARCH__=6 $(call cc-option,-march=armv6k,
> arch-$(CONFIG_CPU_32v5) =-D__LINUX_ARM_ARCH__=5 $(call cc-option,-march=armv5te,-march=armv4t)
> arch-$(CONFIG_CPU_32v4T) =-D__LINUX_ARM_ARCH__=4 -march=armv4t
> -arch-$(CONFIG_CPU_32v4) =-D__LINUX_ARM_ARCH__=4 -march=armv4
> +arch-$(CONFIG_CPU_32v4) =-D__LINUX_ARM_ARCH__=4 $(call cc-option,-march=armv4,-march=armv4t)
> arch-$(CONFIG_CPU_32v3) =-D__LINUX_ARM_ARCH__=3 -march=armv3
> # Evaluate arch cc-option calls now
> @@ -93,8 +98,8 @@ tune-$(CONFIG_CPU_ARM922T) =-mtune=arm9tdmi
> tune-$(CONFIG_CPU_ARM925T) =-mtune=arm9tdmi
> tune-$(CONFIG_CPU_ARM926T) =-mtune=arm9tdmi
> tune-$(CONFIG_CPU_FA526) =-mtune=arm9tdmi
> -tune-$(CONFIG_CPU_SA110) =-mtune=strongarm110
> -tune-$(CONFIG_CPU_SA1100) =-mtune=strongarm1100
> +tune-$(CONFIG_CPU_SA110) =$(call cc-option,-mtune=strongarm110)
> +tune-$(CONFIG_CPU_SA1100) =$(call cc-option,-mtune=strongarm1100)
> tune-$(CONFIG_CPU_XSCALE) =$(call cc-option,-mtune=xscale,-mtune=strongarm110) -Wa,-mcpu=xscale
> tune-$(CONFIG_CPU_XSC3) =$(call cc-option,-mtune=xscale,-mtune=strongarm110) -Wa,-mcpu=xscale
> tune-$(CONFIG_CPU_FEROCEON) =$(call cc-option,-mtune=marvell-f,-mtune=xscale)
> Does this look reasonable?
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