[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/2] bfin: remove the dependency of flat shared mode to shared library

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Fri Mar 20 21:45:08 UTC 2015

Dear Sonic Zhang,

On Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:59:15 +0800, Sonic Zhang wrote:
> From: Sonic Zhang <sonic.zhang at analog.com>
> Blackfin flat shared library isn't generated and linked in the same way
> as the ELF shared library. So, don't mark it depend on the static library
> only.
> Signed-off-by: Sonic Zhang <sonic.zhang at analog.com>
> ---
>  arch/Config.in |    1 -
>  1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/arch/Config.in b/arch/Config.in
> index 16ad8be..6179960 100644
> --- a/arch/Config.in
> +++ b/arch/Config.in
> @@ -295,7 +295,6 @@ config BR2_BINFMT_FLAT_SEP_DATA
>  	bool "Shared binary"

If you don't select BR2_BINFMT_SUPPORTS_SHARED, then the only available
option amongst: static libs, static libs + shared libs, shared libs is
"static libs", which means that the "-static" flag is always passed. If
that's OK, then I'm fine with the patch.

The second sentence of your commit log is confusing however. You say
"don't mark it depend on the static library only". But it is exactly
what your patch is doing: since it's no longer select
BR2_BINFMT_SUPPORTS_SHARED, it means that after your patch is applied,
when BR2_BINFMT_FLAT_SHARED is used, the *only* possibility is static
library only.

Could you clarify?


Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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