[Buildroot] [PATCH] linux-tools/perf: Respect TARGET_CFLAGS

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Sat Apr 27 17:39:58 UTC 2019



On 26/04/2019 08:30, Alexey Brodkin wrote:
> Hi Arnout, Thomas,
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be>
>> Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2019 10:36 AM
>> To: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com>; Alexey Brodkin <abrodkin at synopsys.com>
>> Cc: buildroot at busybox.net; ARC Buildroot mailing list <arc-buildroot at synopsys.com>
>> Subject: Re: [Buildroot] [PATCH] linux-tools/perf: Respect TARGET_CFLAGS
>>
>>
>>
>> On 18/04/2019 11:43, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> On Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:39:02 +0300
>>> Alexey Brodkin <Alexey.Brodkin at synopsys.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> perf uses its own build-system and doesn't respect externally set flags.
>>>> Let's force it to use target flags as perf utility is nothing but
>>>> an ordinary user-space application.
>>>>
>>>> This among other things is required to build perf for ARC700 for which
>>>> we pass "-matomic" via TARGET_ABI, see [1] for more details.
>>>>
>>>> [1] https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-
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>>>> Signed-off-by: Alexey Brodkin <abrodkin at synopsys.com>
>>>> ---
>>>>  package/linux-tools/linux-tool-perf.mk.in | 1 +
>>>>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/package/linux-tools/linux-tool-perf.mk.in b/package/linux-tools/linux-tool-perf.mk.in
>>>> index 80e00c3c56..e7565773c4 100644
>>>> --- a/package/linux-tools/linux-tool-perf.mk.in
>>>> +++ b/package/linux-tools/linux-tool-perf.mk.in
>>>> @@ -19,6 +19,7 @@ PERF_MAKE_FLAGS = \
>>>>  	JOBS=$(PARALLEL_JOBS) \
>>>>  	ARCH=$(PERF_ARCH) \
>>>>  	DESTDIR=$(TARGET_DIR) \
>>>> +	EXTRA_CFLAGS="$(TARGET_CFLAGS)" \
>>>
>>> The change is OK, but I believe that if -matomic is really a
>>> core/important CFLAGS on ARC, then we should ideally pass it through
>>> the toolchain wrapper, so that we are sure it is always passed.
>>>
>>> Arnout, what do you think?
>>
>>  +1.
>>
>>  Thomas, last year we made a beginning of deciding what should go through the
>> wrapper and what through CFLAGS, but I'm not sure if we ever got to a conclusion?
> 
> So are we going to wait for some infrastructure changes or
> shall we first fix the problem at hand with broken perf build to ARC700?

 It's not really infrastructure changes. Rather, it is a better way to fix the
issue.

 You just need to move the -matomic from TARGET_ABI to TOOLCHAIN_WRAPPER_OPTS.

 The only tricky part is where that should be done. I think arch/arch.mk.arc
would be the right place. But that indeed requires an infrastructural change,
because the TOOLCHAIN_WRAPPER_OPTS = ... in toolchain-wrapper.mk has to change
into a +=.

 Regards,
 Arnout


 Regards,
 Arnout


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