> On Nov 29, 2014, at 8:04 AM, Baptiste Daroussin <b...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> It is now possible to use an external toolchain to build the kernel and base
> (tested with gcc 4.9.1 and latest binutils)
> Of course a lot of work is needed to make it build cleanly (aka lots of
> to fix).
> What have been tested so far:
> - sparc64 kernel + world
> - amd64 kernel + world
> - powerpc64 kernel + world
> mips cannot be tested because upstream gcc never heard of FreeBSD running on
> mips, and I did not receive any patches for mips.
I have patches for 4.8 or so knocking around somewhere...
> for amd64, in the kernel two things had to be removed from the build:
> - aesni: (it request a header which is compiler specific and on recent gcc
> will end up including stdlib.h which gives errors because kernel version of
> and malloc are not compatible with the version defined in stdlib.h)
> - hptmv: I had to remove it from GENERIC and kernel building.
> The result is:
> $ sysctl kern.ostype kern.osrelease kern.osrevision kern.compiler_version
> kern.ostype: FreeBSD
> kern.osrelease: 11.0-CURRENT
> kern.osrevision: 199506
> kern.compiler_version: gcc version 4.9.1 (FreeBSD Ports Collection for amd64)
> so yes it boots and runs
> How to do you own testing:
> in the ports tree/packages (the amd64 version will appear in packages next
> amd64-xtoolchain-gcc or powerpc64-xtoolchain-gcc or sparc64-xtoolchain-gcc
> if your source tree:
> make CROSS_TOOLCHAIN=amd64-gcc -j8 buildkernel
> make CROSS_TOOLCHAIN=powerpc64-gcc -j8 buildkernel
> make CROSS_TOOLCHAIN=sparc64-gcc -j8 buildkernel
> To build world:
> same operation with buildworld. Please note that for world you will need to
> define NO_WERROR (world will also require a change in share/mk/bsd.lib.mk:
> also notes that for the kernel a lots of warnings are disabled in
> share/sys/kern.mk so do not hesitate to remove yourself those -Wno-error= and
> fix the issue they are hidding!
Cool. Please coordinate with me before removing the -Wno-error because they
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