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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 00/31] kconfig: move compiler capability tests to Kconfig
2018-05-17 16:51 GMT+09:00 Nicholas Piggin <>:
> On Thu, 17 May 2018 15:16:39 +0900
> Masahiro Yamada <> wrote:
>> [Introduction]
>> The motivation of this work is to move the compiler option tests to
>> Kconfig from Makefile. A number of kernel features require the
>> compiler support. Enabling such features blindly in Kconfig ends up
>> with a lot of nasty build-time testing in Makefiles. If a chosen
>> feature turns out unsupported by the compiler, what the build system
>> can do is either to disable it (silently!) or to forcibly break the
>> build, despite Kconfig has let the user to enable it. By moving the
>> compiler capability tests to Kconfig, Kconfig entries will be visible
>> only when they are available.
>> [Major Changes in V4]
> Do you have a git tree for v4? I can test it with the powerpc patches.
> The new scripting capability in kconfig has allowed us to already
> improve the config process on powerpc:
> I'm sure there's more clever things we can do with it but I haven't
> had time to think about it yet. One thing that comes to mind is that
> It might be nice to show the option as disabled, then the user could
> upgrade their compiler to get the options they want.
> Anyway v3 worked fine for me, the documentation is really nice, I
> could implement the above patch without any problem despite being a
> kbuild dummy. Thanks for the series, ack from me.

For easier review and test,
I pushed v4 to the following branch:


Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

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