[coreboot] What's the purpose of xcompile?

Graeme Russ graeme.russ at gmail.com
Mon May 9 14:21:26 CEST 2011

On 09/05/11 21:58, Patrick Georgi wrote:
> Am 09.05.2011 13:50, schrieb Hamo:
>> You mean that we need using crossgcc creates our own ARM-gcc cross
>> toolchain? Why must we do this? Could we just trust the famous and
>> mostly used toolchain like g++? 
> "mostly used" is probably an overstatement. There are probably more ARM
> toolchains out there than linux distros (which were our main concern
> with requiring buildgcc toolchains, given how they all managed to mess
> up gcc for us). I expect the same kind of trouble with all these, so
> we'd better have some standard toolchain around that we can point people to.
> In that case if/when people chose to use their own toolchains and things
> break, that's their problem, not ours.
>> In this script, it says that it could
>> not create an ARM toolchain. Should I fix it?
> That script was originally created for building ARM toolchains, before
> we repurposed it for coreboot uses (because of the toolchain mess hinted
> at above).
> It should be enough to run "buildgcc -p arm-elf" (or arm-none-eabi or
> something), with maybe a bugfix here or there.
> Patrick

Might be worth talking to the U-Boot guys - They have a LOT of experience
with toolchain issues (particularly ARM and the EABI)



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