Cross compile rules update

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at
Fri Oct 1 15:36:50 UTC 2010

Dunno. Right now I'm not really caring about DKMS packages, but I'm also 
not purposely trying to exclude them. I'm primarily searching for a way 
to allow kernel developers who do a lot of package builds to effectively 
simulate the native ARM build without actually having to use a QEMU 
emulated solution. If the binaries actually work, then thats just a 
bonus. The official archive released packages will continue to be built 
on native ARM build daemons.


On 09/30/2010 03:12 PM, Dechesne, Nicolas wrote:
> Tim,
> if you installed a cross compiled kernel (let's ARM kernel), do you
> expect dkms installed modules to built fine *natively*? I recall seeing
> problems when building kernel modules when mixing cross and native
> compilation.
> nicolas
>> Andy - have a look at the attached rules changes. This should allow for
>> much faster ARM compiles and packaging using the Maverick arm cross
>> compiler toolchain in universe. I've installed gcc-arm-linux-gnueabi by
>> default in all of our Maverick x86'en schroots on the kernel team build
>> machines.
>> This patch is against Maverick tip, but should likely be applied to the
>> generic debian tree.
>> rtg

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at

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