What would you like to cross-compile?

Ricardo Salveti ricardo.salveti at linaro.org
Tue Aug 30 04:42:51 UTC 2011

On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 5:45 PM, Dechesne, Nicolas <n-dechesne at ti.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 7:17 PM, Ricardo Salveti
> <ricardo.salveti at linaro.org> wrote:
>> > We (Developer Platform) are looking into making Ubuntu/Debian more
>> > cross-compile friendly. In order to
>> > decide what to focus on on first, I'd like to ask from input from you
>> > - what would you like to be able to
>> > cross-compile for the Linaro Ubuntu evaluation builds? We know a lot
>> > of people (everyone?) cross-compiles
>> > kernels already, and don't need help from distribution. What else do
>> > people compile often enough that
>> > cross-compiling would help?
> i would add GST as well as it's usually customized/patched. i would also
> like to be able to
> 1- use systemtap with a cross compiled .deb kernel
> 2- use dkms with a cross compiled .deb kernel (see
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/dkms/+bug/666267 which has been set as won't fix
> recently...)
> the point is that using a cross compile .deb kernel is nice since we very
> often rebuild kernel, but we have out-of-tree modules (like for graphics
> acceleration) that are using dkms... honestly i am not too sure about what
> the exact problem is, but since you are asking for intputs ;-)
> i think both 1 and 2 are related since using systemtap requires to build a
> kernel module on the target (like dkms).

Yeah, we should work to get this bug fixed, it's been around for quite
a while already =\

This month we'll spend time making Systemtap to work out-of-the-box
with the Linaro images, so will also put this bug as a requirement, so
we can try to get it fixed for the 11.09 release.

Ricardo Salveti de Araujo

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