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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Makefile: Fix detection of clang when cross-compiling
On Thu, Apr 09, 2015 at 04:34:54PM +0200, Paul Cercueil wrote:
> When the host's C compiler is clang, and when attempting to
> cross-compile Linux e.g. to MIPS with mipsel-linux-gcc, the Makefile
> would incorrectly detect the use of clang, which resulted in
> clang-specific flags being passed to mipsel-linux-gcc.
>
> This can be verified under Debian by installing the "clang" package,
> and then using it as the default compiler with:
> sudo update-alternatives --config cc
>
> This patch moves the detection of clang after the $(CC) variable is
> initialized to the name of the cross-compiler, so that the check applies
> to the cross-compiler and not the host's C compiler.
>
> Signed-off-by: Paul Cercueil <paul@crapouillou.net>
> ---
> Makefile | 16 +++++++---------
> 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
> index 54430f9..5fff1b2 100644
> --- a/Makefile
> +++ b/Makefile
> @@ -335,15 +335,6 @@ endif
> export KBUILD_MODULES KBUILD_BUILTIN
> export KBUILD_CHECKSRC KBUILD_SRC KBUILD_EXTMOD
>
> -ifneq ($(CC),)
> -ifeq ($(shell $(CC) -v 2>&1 | grep -c "clang version"), 1)
> -COMPILER := clang
> -else
> -COMPILER := gcc
> -endif
> -export COMPILER
> -endif
> -
> # Look for make include files relative to root of kernel src
> MAKEFLAGS += --include-dir=$(srctree)
>
> @@ -369,6 +360,13 @@ PERL = perl
> PYTHON = python
> CHECK = sparse
>
> +ifeq ($(shell $(CC) -v 2>&1 | grep -c "clang version"), 1)
> +COMPILER := clang
> +else
> +COMPILER := gcc
> +endif
> +export COMPILER

It should be moved even deeper, after the inclusion of arch/*/Makefile.
There are architectures which set $(CROSS_COMPILE) by default, as a
convenience.

Michal


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