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SubjectRe: [PATCH] scripts/Kbuild.include: Fix portability problem of "echo -e"

On 26.02.12 18:35, Bernhard Walle wrote:
> "echo -e" is a GNU extension. When cross-compiling the kernel on a
> BSD-like operating system (Mac OS X in my case), this doesn't work.
> One could install a GNU version of echo, put that in the $PATH before
> the system echo and use "/usr/bin/env echo", but the solution with
> printf is simpler.
> Since it is no disadvantage on Linux, I hope that gets accepted even if
> cross-compiling the Linux kernel on another Unix operating system is
> quite a rare use case.
> Signed-off-by: Bernhard Walle <>

Tested-by: Andreas Bießmann <>

Without that patch cross-compiling kernel for omap2 devices on BSD-style
hosts is broken.
For x86 targets the impact is not that hard but CFI is omitted even
though it is supported by assembler (in one case this led to a devious
error message pointing to a assembler bug in my cross toolchain).

So please consider applying this patch.
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