[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/9] arc: Support option of atomic extension

Anton Kolesov Anton.Kolesov at synopsys.com
Mon Jul 28 18:02:00 UTC 2014

GCC has several builtin functions that implement atomic operations. In GCC
for ARC those functions rely on LLOCK/SCOND instructions which are optional
in ARC CPU's. If software uses those functions and as a result those
instructions, it will be abort with Illegal instruction exception. To avoid
confusion user should first specify that their CPU supports atomic
extension, which will allow selection of packages that use builtin atomic

Signed-off-by: Anton Kolesov <Anton.Kolesov at synopsys.com>
 arch/Config.in.arc  | 4 ++++
 package/Makefile.in | 4 ++++
 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/Config.in.arc b/arch/Config.in.arc
index 60b59f0..9edcbd4 100644
--- a/arch/Config.in.arc
+++ b/arch/Config.in.arc
@@ -1,3 +1,7 @@
+# Choise of atomic instructions presence
+	bool "Atomic extension (LLOCK/SCOND instructions)"
 config BR2_ARCH
 	default "arc"	if BR2_arcle
 	default "arceb"	if BR2_arceb
diff --git a/package/Makefile.in b/package/Makefile.in
index fc55850..3d25d2a 100644
--- a/package/Makefile.in
+++ b/package/Makefile.in
@@ -102,6 +102,10 @@ ifeq ($(BR2_xtensa),y)
 TARGET_ABI += -mlongcalls -mtext-section-literals
+ifeq ($(BR2_arc)$(BR2_ARC_ATOMIC_EXT),yy)
+TARGET_ABI += -matomic

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