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SubjectRe: [PATCH] powerpc: remove meaningless KBUILD_ARFLAGS addition
On Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 05:05:34PM +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> Segher Boessenkool <segher@kernel.crashing.org> writes:
> > Yes, that is why I used the environment variable, all binutils work
> > with that. There was no --target option in GNU ar before 2.22.
>
> Yeah, we're not very good at testing with really old binutils, so I
> guess we broke that.
>
> I'm inclined to merge this, it doesn't seem to break anything, and it
> fixes using --target on old binutils that don't have it.

But we don't set the target any other way either. I don't think this
will work with a 32-bit toolchain (default target 32 bit) and a 64-bit
kernel, or the other way around.

Then again, does that work at *all* nowadays? Do we even consider that
important, *should* it work?


Segher

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