[Buildroot] Reduce toolchain options

Peter Korsgaard peter at korsgaard.com
Wed Mar 11 16:28:07 UTC 2015

>>>>> "Gustavo" == Gustavo Zacarias <gustavo at zacarias.com.ar> writes:

 > Hi.
 > How about we kill non-lfs and non-ipv6 toolchains?
 > It's 2015 after all, and the size delta is minor:

 > tar file delta, arm926 uclibc+busybox
 > =====================================
 > Threading (NPTL)        +153600 bytes
 > Largefile               +20480 bytes
 > IPv6                    +10240 bytes
 > RPC                     +61440 bytes
 > WCHAR                   +30720 bytes

 > Benefits:
 > * Less toolchain options to test/care for in packages
 > * More bang for the buck for autobuilders with less combinations to test

 > Even though the size delta would be somewhat more (tiny though) when
 > adding packages/libraries that's generally offset by the added size of
 > said packages.

 > The only downside i can think of is badly designed packages that won't
 > work well on a non-ipv6 linux kernel. These should be very few, if any.

 > LFS is a no brainer IMO.

Yes, I agree.

I'm also somewhat scared of forcing IPv6 support but perhaps it will be
safe, people using !uClibc have probably noticed these issues already.

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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