Re: [PATCH] decodecode: use cross-compiler/toolchain if defined

From: Sam Ravnborg
Date: Mon May 19 2008 - 15:02:28 EST

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 03:52:42PM +0200, Vegard Nossum wrote:
> Hi Sam,
> Not sure if this is really in the kbuild domain, but I see you've taken
> patches to this script before, so I'll make an attempt too :-)

Fine - and thanks for the reminder (in private mail).

> Vegard
> From 75166add6121dbda4fad2e197d4fe6525dee580c Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Vegard Nossum <vegard.nossum@xxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 15:36:38 +0200
> Subject: [PATCH] decodecode: use cross-compiler/toolchain if defined
> From the Makefile: "CROSS_COMPILE specify [sic] the prefix used for all
> executables used".
> This is also very useful for decoding oopses on other archs than the
> native one, so it seems natural to have it in the decodecode script as
> well.

I agree with the intent of this patch.
But as it is my experience that most people use
CROSS_COMPILE on the commandline and not as an
environmnet variable most will not benefit from this patch.

We should as a minimum document this use of decodecode where we
document its usage today (oops-tracing.txt).

We could also make it a Makefile target thus it is a bit
more natural to supply the typical Makefile parameters?

Please rework one way or the other.

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