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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] net: wan: wanxl: use $(CC68K) instead of $(AS68K) for rebuilding firmware
Hi Yamada-san,

On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 4:50 AM Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 2:47 AM Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 5:17 PM Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org> wrote:
> > > As far as I understood from the Kconfig help text, this build rule is
> > > used to rebuild the driver firmware, which runs on the QUICC, m68k-based
> > > Motorola 68360.
> > >
> > > The firmware source, wanxlfw.S, is currently compiled by the combo of
> > > $(CPP) and $(AS68K). This is not what we usually do for compiling *.S
> > > files. In fact, this is the only user of $(AS) in the kernel build.
> > >
> > > Moreover, $(CPP) is not likely to be a m68k tool because wanxl.c is a
> > > PCI driver, but CONFIG_M68K does not select CONFIG_HAVE_PCI.
> > > Instead of combining $(CPP) and (AS) from different tool sets, using
> > > single $(CC68K) seems simpler, and saner.
> > >
> > > After this commit, the firmware rebuild will require cc68k instead of
> > > as68k. I do not know how many people care about this, though.
> > >
> > > I do not have cc68k/ld68k in hand, but I was able to build it by using
> > > the kernel.org m68k toolchain. [1]
> >
> > Would this work with a "standard" m68k-linux-gnu-gcc toolchain, like
> > provided by Debian/Ubuntu, too?
> >
>
> Yes, I did 'sudo apt install gcc-8-m68k-linux-gnu'
> It successfully compiled this firmware.

Thanks for checking!

> In my understanding, the difference is that
> the kernel.org ones lack libc,
> so cannot link userspace programs.
>
> They do not make much difference for this case.

Indeed.

So perhaps it makes sense to replace cc68k and ld68k in the Makefile by
m68k-linux-gnu-gcc and m68k-linux-gnu-ld, as these are easier to get hold
of on a modern system?

What do you think?
Thanks!

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

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when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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