[coreboot] [RFC][PATCH]Added architecture ARM and option for cross-compile

Marc Jones marcj303 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 01:41:56 CEST 2011

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 5:15 PM, Peter Stuge <peter at stuge.se> wrote:
> Agree with Marc - well done everyone who is sending patches already!
> Please continue sending small patches like this, they are easy to
> review and comment on.
> Hamo wrote:
>> +choice
>> +     prompt "Architecture"
>> +     default ARCH_X86
>> +     help
>> +       This option is used to set the architecture of Coreboot.
>> +
>> +config ARCH_X86
>> +     bool "X86"
>> +config ARCH_ARM
>> +     bool "ARM"
>> +     depends on EXPERT
>> +endchoice
> I don't think the above will work as-is. Consider the comment that
> was removed:
>> -# This option is used to set the architecture of a mainboard to X86.
>> -# It is usually set in mainboard/*/Kconfig.
>> -config ARCH_X86
>> -     bool
>> -     default n
> This explains that ARCH_X86 is set by mainboards and not the user.
> Going forward the question is if a new step should be added to
> configuration, where the user can choose the architecture they are
> interested in, and that will limit the list of mainboards that can be
> selected.
> The alternative is that configuration continues to work like it does
> now, where all mainboards by all manufacturers are displayed, and the
> ARCH_* variable is set by the chosen mainboard.
> The approach to add a step will require much more work changing how
> coreboot Kconfig works. The latter approach will be simpler. I
> personally think that it would be fine to not have an extra step for
> the user to choose architecture, that this is implicit from the
> mainboard.

Peter makes a very good point here. The architecture would be tied to
the mainboard and by extension CPU kconfig.



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