[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/2] toolchain: wrap 'ld' so that a ld emulation can be specified

Markos Chandras hwoarang at gentoo.org
Thu Jun 6 08:56:14 UTC 2013

On 6 June 2013 09:51, Thomas Petazzoni
<thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:
> Dear Markos Chandras,
> On Thu, 6 Jun 2013 09:31:25 +0100, Markos Chandras wrote:
>> My understanding is that this is also a problem with buildroot
>> toolchains as well. So whilst your patch fixes the problem with
>> external
>> toolchains, MIPS64/n64 buildroot toolchains will still have the same
>> problem.
> Yes, I do remember your patch
> http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/244694/. Normally, for internal
> toolchains, the idea is that the tools (gcc, ld) are configured, at
> build time, to produce the 'right' code by default, without requiring
> any tuning. The man page of 'ld' says:
>        -m emulation
>            Emulate the emulation linker.  You can list the available
>            emulations with the --verbose or -V options.
>            If the -m option is not used, the emulation is taken from the
>            "LDEMULATION" environment variable, if that is defined.
>            Otherwise, the default emulation depends upon how the linker
>            was configured.
> The last paragraph being the important one here. See what OpenEmbedded
> is doing:
> https://github.com/openembedded/oe-core/blob/master/meta/recipes-devtools/binutils/binutils-2.23.2/mips64-default-ld-emulation.patch.
> The problem here is that the MIPS tuples do not contain the ABI, so the
> ld/configure.tgt and bfd/config.bfd scripts of binutils have no way of
> knowing which emulation you would like to have by default. Maybe we
> need to improve binutils to make this configurable?
> Thomas
> --
> Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
> Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
> development, consulting, training and support.
> http://free-electrons.com

Hi Thomas,

Yes I've seen this patch before but given this is not in the upstream
binutils code I had to "workaround" it by using the exported
LDEMULATION variable. It might worth taking this to the binutils
mailing list.

Markos Chandras - Gentoo Linux Developer

More information about the buildroot mailing list