Commit f1089c92 authored by Masahiro Yamada's avatar Masahiro Yamada

kbuild: remove CONFIG_CROSS_COMPILE support

Kbuild provides a couple of ways to specify CROSS_COMPILE:

[1] Command line
[2] Environment
[3] arch/*/Makefile (only some architectures)

[4] is problematic for the compiler capability tests in Kconfig.
CONFIG_CROSS_COMPILE allows users to change the compiler prefix from
'make menuconfig', etc.  It means, the compiler options would have
to be all re-calculated everytime CONFIG_CROSS_COMPILE is changed.

To avoid complexity and performance issues, I'd like to evaluate
the shell commands statically, i.e. only parsing Kconfig files.

I guess the majority is [1] or [2].  Currently, there are only
5 defconfig files that specify CONFIG_CROSS_COMPILE.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMasahiro Yamada <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarKees Cook <>
parent e08d6de4
......@@ -316,12 +316,9 @@ SUBARCH := $(shell uname -m | sed -e s/i.86/x86/ -e s/x86_64/x86/ \
# CROSS_COMPILE can be set on the command line
# make CROSS_COMPILE=ia64-linux-
# Alternatively CROSS_COMPILE can be set in the environment.
# A third alternative is to store a setting in .config so that plain
# "make" in the configured kernel build directory always uses that.
# Default value for CROSS_COMPILE is not to prefix executables
# Note: Some architectures assign CROSS_COMPILE in their arch/*/Makefile
# Architecture as present in compile.h
......@@ -54,15 +54,6 @@ config INIT_ENV_ARG_LIMIT
Maximum of each of the number of arguments and environment
variables passed to init from the kernel command line.
string "Cross-compiler tool prefix"
Same as running 'make CROSS_COMPILE=prefix-' but stored for
default make runs in this kernel build directory. You don't
need to set this unless you want the configured kernel build
directory to select the cross-compiler automatically.
bool "Compile also drivers which will not load"
depends on !UML
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