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Re: [PATCH mips-for-linux-next] MIPS: check for -mfix-cn63xxp1 compiler

To: Florian Fainelli <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH mips-for-linux-next] MIPS: check for -mfix-cn63xxp1 compiler option
From: David Daney <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:11:48 -0800
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On 01/15/2014 11:06 AM, Florian Fainelli wrote:
Attempting to build for Cavium Octeon with an unpatched or old
toolchain will fail due to the -mfix-cn63xxp1 option being unrecognized.
Call cc-option on this option to make sure we can safely use it.

Signed-off-by: Florian Fainelli <>


If the chip you are building for needs -Wa,-mfix-cn63xxp1, then building without this option yields a system the generates random errors. So I would argue that if -Wa,-mfix-cn63xxp1 is not supported by your assembler, breaking the build is the proper thing to do.

David Daney

  arch/mips/Makefile | 2 +-
  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/mips/Makefile b/arch/mips/Makefile
index 873a0ca..f372b84 100644
--- a/arch/mips/Makefile
+++ b/arch/mips/Makefile
@@ -155,7 +155,7 @@ cflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_CAVIUM_OCTEON) += $(call 
cc-option,-march=octeon) -Wa,--trap
  ifeq (,$(findstring march=octeon, $(cflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_CAVIUM_OCTEON))))
  cflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_CAVIUM_OCTEON) += -Wa,-march=octeon
-cflags-$(CONFIG_CAVIUM_CN63XXP1) += -Wa,-mfix-cn63xxp1
+cflags-$(CONFIG_CAVIUM_CN63XXP1) += -Wa,$(call cc-option,-mfix-cn63xxp1)
  cflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_BMIPS)    += -march=mips32 -Wa,-mips32 -Wa,--trap

  cflags-$(CONFIG_CPU_R4000_WORKAROUNDS)        += $(call 

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