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SubjectRe: samples/seccomp/ broken when cross compiling s390, ppc allyesconfig
On Tue 13-02-18 21:16:55, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> writes:
>
> > On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 7:25 PM, Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au> wrote:
> >> Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org> writes:
> >>> Hi,
> >>> my build test machinery chokes on samples/seccomp when cross compiling
> >>> s390 and ppc64 allyesconfig. This has been the case for quite some
> >>> time already but I never found time to look at the problem and report
> >>> it. It seems this is not new issue and similar thing happend for
> >>> MIPS e9107f88c985 ("samples/seccomp/Makefile: do not build tests if
> >>> cross-compiling for MIPS").
> >>>
> >>> The build logs are attached.
> >>>
> >>> What is the best way around this? Should we simply skip compilation on
> >>> cross compile or is actually anybody relying on that? Or should I simply
> >>> disable it for s390 and ppc?
> >>
> >> The whole thing seems very confused. It's not building for the target,
> >> it's building for the host, ie. the Makefile sets hostprogs-m and
> >> HOSTCFLAGS etc.
> >>
> >> So it can't possibly work with cross compiling as it's currently
> >> written.
> >>
> >> Either the Makefile needs some serious work to properly support cross
> >> compiling or it should just be disabled when cross compiling.
> >
> > Hrm, yeah, the goal was to entirely disable cross compiling, but I
> > guess we didn't hit it with a hard enough hammer. :)
>
> Do you know why it is written that way? Why doesn't it just try to cross
> compile like normal code?

No idea, sorry. All I know about this code is that it breaks my build
testing.
--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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