Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> Update to a newer version:
Of what? I'm using a 2.6.16 kernel here.
> config CROSSCOMPILE
> bool "Are you using a crosscompiler"
> Say Y here if you are compiling the kernel on a different
> architecture than the one it is intended to run on. This is just a
> convenience option which will select the appropriate value for
> the CROSS_COMPILE make variable which otherwise has to be passed on
> the command line from mips-linux-, mipsel-linux-, mips64-linux- and
> mips64el-linux- as appropriate for a particular kernel configuration.
> You will have to pass the value for CROSS_COMPILE manually if the
> name prefix for your tools is different.
Hmmm. Well, I would say that this should be pushed to mainline,
but I still think it could be improved a bit.
IMHO, the config question should be something like:
"Use cross-compiler defined by Makefile", instead of "Are you
using a crosscompiler".
My recommendation would be to apply my patch and drop the
last sentence. Then you get the best of all worlds:
- support for command line specification, if you use it
- support for env. var specification, if you use it.
- automatic prefix selection if you use this option
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