This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the GDB project.
Re: RFA: Multilib support in gdb.asm tests
Mark Kettenis wrote:
> Nick Clifton <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > How about this alternative wording of the comment:
> > # WARNING: Invoking the assembler directly is problematic.
> > # For targets which support multilibs a compile time switch is used
> > # to select the appropriate multilibs. This switch may not be same
> > # as the switch that the compiler will pass on to the assembler. For
> > # example if big-endian and little-endian multilibs are supported
> > # the compiler options will probably be -mbig-endian and -mlittle-endian
> > # but, for historical reasons, the assembler options are probably -EB
> > # and -EL.
> > #
> > # Since these tests are supposed to be able to be run for targets for
> > # which there is no compiler we cannot just invoke a compiler driver
> > # program (eg 'gcc') to handle this translation for us. For now we
> > # just hard code the endian translation and hope that there are no
> > # others that are needed.
> I'm a bit puzzled by this comment. These tests already invoke `gcc'
> for doing the final link. Isn't that a problem too?
> As an aside, using gcc for the final link is causing problems on
> FreeBSD too.
It's causing problems on Linux too. I suspect this approach
needs to be reconsidered.