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Subject: Re: [PATCH] samples/seccomp/Makefile: Do not build tests if cross-compiling for MIPS
From: Markos Chandras <>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:30:25 +0000
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On 02/13/2014 05:27 PM, Markos Chandras wrote:
The Makefile is designed to use the host toolchain so it may be
unsafe to build the tests if the kernel has been configured and built
for another architecture. This fixes a build problem when the kernel has
been configured and built for the MIPS architecture but the host is
not MIPS (cross-compiled). The MIPS syscalls are only defined
if one of the following is true:


Of course, none of these make sense on a non-MIPS toolchain and the
following build problem occurs when building on a non-MIPS host.

userspace cannot reference function or variable defined in the kernel
samples/seccomp/bpf-direct.c: In function ‘emulator’:
samples/seccomp/bpf-direct.c:76:17: error:
‘__NR_write’ undeclared (first use in this function)

Reported-by: Paul Gortmaker <>
Signed-off-by: Markos Chandras <>
This problem is only reproducible on the linux-next tree at the moment
  samples/seccomp/Makefile | 8 +++++++-
  1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/samples/seccomp/Makefile b/samples/seccomp/Makefile
index 7203e66..f6bda1c 100644
--- a/samples/seccomp/Makefile
+++ b/samples/seccomp/Makefile
@@ -17,9 +17,14 @@ HOSTCFLAGS_bpf-direct.o += -I$(objtree)/usr/include
  HOSTCFLAGS_bpf-direct.o += -idirafter $(objtree)/include
  bpf-direct-objs := bpf-direct.o

+# MIPS system calls are defined based on the -mabi that is passed
+# to the toolchain which may or may not be a valid option
+# for the host toolchain. So disable tests if target architecture
+# is mips but the host isn't.
  # Try to match the kernel target.
-ifndef CONFIG_64BIT
+ifndef CONFIG_64BIT

  # s390 has -m31 flag to build 31 bit binaries
  ifndef CONFIG_S390
@@ -40,3 +45,4 @@ endif

  # Tell kbuild to always build the programs
  always := $(hostprogs-y)

CC'ing the correct linux-kernel address. Sorry about that.


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