Commit 29c4d281 authored by Tom Rini's avatar Tom Rini

kbuild: Add clang detection

Adapted from:

>From 5631d9c429857194bd55d7bcd8fa5bdd1a9899a3 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Michal Marek <>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:36:41 +0200
Subject: [PATCH 1/1] kbuild: Fix clang detection

We cannot detect clang before including the arch Makefile, because that
can set the default cross compiler. We also cannot detect clang after
including the arch Makefile, because powerpc wants to know about clang.
Solve this by using an deferred variable. This costs us a few shell
invocations, but this is only a constant number.
Reported-by: default avatarBehan Webster <>
Reported-by: default avatarAnton Blanchard <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarMichal Marek <>

in the Linux kernel.

This will allow us to make better decisions about when to run tests
later on for gcc features.
Signed-off-by: default avatarTom Rini <>
parent 2e192b24
......@@ -130,6 +130,10 @@ cc-option-align = $(subst -functions=0,,\
cc-disable-warning = $(call try-run,\
$(CC) $(KBUILD_CPPFLAGS) $(KBUILD_CFLAGS) -W$(strip $(1)) -c -x c /dev/null -o "$$TMP",-Wno-$(strip $(1)))
# cc-name
# Expands to either gcc or clang
cc-name = $(shell $(CC) -v 2>&1 | grep -q "clang version" && echo clang || echo gcc)
# cc-version
cc-version = $(shell $(CONFIG_SHELL) $(srctree)/scripts/ $(CC))
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