Commit 91b86e21 authored by Marek Vasut's avatar Marek Vasut Committed by Tom Rini

lib: Enable private libgcc by default

This patch decouples U-Boot binary from the toolchain on systems where
private libgcc is available. Instead of pulling in functions provided
by the libgcc from the toolchain, U-Boot will use it's own set of libgcc
functions. These functions are usually imported from Linux kernel, which
also uses it's own libgcc functions instead of the ones provided by the

This patch solves a rather common problem. The toolchain can usually
generate code for many variants of target architecture and often even
different endianness. The libgcc on the other hand is usually compiled
for one particular configuration and the functions provided by it may
or may not be suited for use in U-Boot. This can manifest in two ways,
either the U-Boot fails to compile altogether and linker will complain
or, in the much worse case, the resulting U-Boot will build, but will
misbehave in very subtle and hard to debug ways.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMarek Vasut <>
Cc: Albert Aribaud <>
Cc: Masahiro Yamada <>
Cc: Simon Glass <>
Cc: Tom Rini <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarTom Rini <>
parent 13b0a91a
......@@ -14,6 +14,7 @@ config HAVE_PRIVATE_LIBGCC
bool "Use private libgcc"
default y if HAVE_PRIVATE_LIBGCC && ((ARM && !ARM64) || MIPS)
This option allows you to use the built-in libgcc implementation
of U-Boot instead of the one provided by the compiler.
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