NetBSD Problem Report #48164

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From: dennis.c.ferguson@gmail.com
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To: gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org
Subject: BEAGLEBONE_INSTALL kernel not built with preferred ABI for platform
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>Number:         48164
>Category:       port-arm
>Synopsis:       BEAGLEBONE_INSTALL kernel not built with preferred ABI for platform
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    port-arm-maintainer
>State:          closed
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Aug 29 17:35:00 +0000 2013
>Closed-Date:    Fri Aug 30 10:16:20 +0000 2013
>Last-Modified:  Fri Aug 30 10:16:20 +0000 2013
>Originator:     Dennis Ferguson
>Release:        6.99.23
>Organization:
>Environment:
NetBSD beagle4.to.akit-ferguson.com 6.99.23 NetBSD 6.99.23 (BEAGLEBONE) #0: Fri Aug  2 02:14:24 EDT 2013  dennis@ts1.to.mistimed.ca:/usr/obj/sys/arch/evbarm/compile/BEAGLEBONE evbarm
>Description:
The ARM MPUs on BeagleBone boards always have hardware floating point so
it is useful to compile -a earmhf systems to run on these.  Unfortunately
a BEAGLEBONE_INSTALL kernel is not built when the system is built for
earmhf; BEAGLEBONE_INSTALL kernels are only built with -a arm builds.

It would be better to build BEAGLEBONE_INSTALL kernels for earmhf,
the preferred architecture, and perhaps for any ABI which might
reasonably be used on that CPU, when asked to.  The attached patch
does for BEAGLEBONE_INSTALL what is done for RPI_INSTALL.

(Note that this fixes my particular problem but doesn't address a
wider issue, that earm builds should run on most (all?) ARM
platforms and should probably be used in preference to the
now-deprecated arm ABI, yet most install kernels are built for
-a arm alone).
>How-To-Repeat:

>Fix:
Index: distrib/evbarm/instkernel/instkernel/Makefile
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvsroot/src/distrib/evbarm/instkernel/instkernel/Makefile,v
retrieving revision 1.22
diff -u -r1.22 Makefile
--- distrib/evbarm/instkernel/instkernel/Makefile       11 Aug 2013 17:18:11 -0000      1.22
+++ distrib/evbarm/instkernel/instkernel/Makefile       29 Aug 2013 16:37:25 -0000
@@ -12,7 +12,6 @@
 # Little endian platforms.
 MDSETTARGETS=          ADI_BRH_INSTALL         ${RAMDISK}      -       \
                        BCM5301X_INSTALL        ${RAMDISK}      -       \
-                       BEAGLEBONE_INSTALL      ${RAMDISK}      -       \
                        CP3100_INSTALL          ${RAMDISK}      -       \
                        GEMINI_INSTALL          ${RAMDISK}      -       \
                        GUMSTIX_INSTALL         ${RAMDISK}      -       \
@@ -36,7 +35,8 @@
     ${MACHINE_ARCH} == "earmv6" || \
     ${MACHINE_ARCH} == "earmv6hf"
 # Little endian (any ABI) platforms.
-MDSETTARGETS+=         RPI_INSTALL             ${SSHRAMDISK}   -
+MDSETTARGETS+=         RPI_INSTALL             ${SSHRAMDISK}   -       \
+                       BEAGLEBONE_INSTALL      ${RAMDISK}      -
 .endif

 MDSET_RELEASEDIR=      installation/instkernel

>Release-Note:

>Audit-Trail:
From: "Nick Hudson" <skrll@netbsd.org>
To: gnats-bugs@gnats.NetBSD.org
Cc: 
Subject: PR/48164 CVS commit: src/distrib/evbarm/instkernel/instkernel
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:13:39 +0000

 Module Name:	src
 Committed By:	skrll
 Date:		Fri Aug 30 10:13:39 UTC 2013

 Modified Files:
 	src/distrib/evbarm/instkernel/instkernel: Makefile

 Log Message:
 PR/48164: BEAGLEBONE_INSTALL kernel not built with preferred ABI for
 platform


 To generate a diff of this commit:
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.22 -r1.23 src/distrib/evbarm/instkernel/instkernel/Makefile

 Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
 copyright notices on the relevant files.

State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
State-Changed-By: skrll@NetBSD.org
State-Changed-When: Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:16:20 +0000
State-Changed-Why:
Change committed.


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