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Re: [RFC][AArch64] Support in-tree building with libgloss and linker scripts (specs files)

On 29/01/14 17:12, Jeff Johnston wrote:
> I'm ok with it since there is a work-around if needed and it is in an
> architecture-specific directory.  So, go ahead.
> -- Jeff J.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Corinna Vinschen" <>
> To:
> Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 8:30:55 AM
> Subject: Re: [RFC][AArch64] Support in-tree building with libgloss and linker scripts (specs files)
> On Jan 29 13:09, Marcus Shawcroft wrote:
>> On 24 January 2014 14:46, Richard Earnshaw <> wrote:
>>> When using libgloss and linker scripts unified source tree builds
>>> (gcc+newlib+binutils) fail when building the libraries because the
>>> linker scripts have not been installed at that time.
>>> A suitable solution to this is to make copies of the scripts in the
>>> build area, which the compiler is configured to search during the build.
>>>  Then using LDFLAGS_FOR_TARGET=-specs=<spec-file> flag will correctly
>>> pick up the appropriate libgloss specs file.
>>> I've marked this as an RFC as I'm not sure if the pattern-based rule is
>>> GNUmake specific, and if it is, whether this is not appropriate for
>>> newlib -- it could be written out long-hand, but this rule makes the
>>> construct trivial to port to other libgloss targets.
>>> This was the only patch I needed to make an aarch64-elf unified tree
>>> build and run the gcc testsuite.
>>> Thoughts please?
>> Installing the scripts in the build area makes sense to me, but I
>> think we need an ack from Jeff or Corinna w.r.t the use of GNU make
>> extensions.
> Personally I don't care.  If it's ok with Jeff, it's ok with me.
> Corinna

Thanks, done.

This is what I finally committed -- the only change is to extend the
"clean" rule to remove the copies.


2014-02-03  Richard Earnshaw  <>

	* aarch64/ (RDIMON_SCRIPTS): Rule to build in-tree copies
	of scripts.
	(all): Build the in-tree copies of the scripts.
	(clean): Also delete the in-tree copies of the scripts.

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