Re: Kconfig and toolchain dependencies

From: Josh Triplett
Date: Sat Feb 04 2012 - 13:33:06 EST

On Fri, Feb 03, 2012 at 01:29:09PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> It seems relatively straightforward to do if we were to manifest some
> CONFIG_ variables based on the target toolchain, e.g.
> CONFIG_GCC=0x040601
> ... and perhaps do other tests. I suspect we would run the tests less
> frequently than what we do right now with the tests embedded in the
> Makefile.
> Does anyone have a feel for if this would be a good addition, and if so
> where it best fits into the chain?

This seems like a *great* idea. Unfortunately, a quick look at the
implementation of kbuild suggests that it doesn't currently implement
numeric comparisons (<, <=, >, >=), only equality (= and !=). Most of
the time, a Kconfig file will want to write "depends GCC >=

Looking at scripts/kconfig/expr.c, it doesn't look that hard to add,

- Josh Triplett
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