On Fri, Nov 08, 2019 at 11:07:04PM +0000, Richard Purdie wrote: > On Fri, 2019-11-08 at 22:24 +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote: > > Especially when looking at the arm64 situation I am wondering > > whether the best option might be to throw away the tunes mess and let > > the user write the compiler options directly. > > OE once did that. I think anyone who lived through it would say that > the current situation *is* an improvement over a free-for-all. > > This is mainly as at least we're now consistent whereas before the same > thing had different names in each BSP.
The BSPs should not invent names for anything, all a BSP should do would be to set some kind of TARGET_CFLAGS += "-mcpu=cortex-a53+crc+crypto+sm4+nosimd" > I don't know what the answer is but I don't want to go back to that! As of gcc 9 there are for arm64: 6 -march= architecture levels (8.0 to 8.5) 35 -mtune= tune options 22 modifiers for -march= and -mtune= 3 different ABIs (aarch64, aarch64-ilp32, armv7) Even ignoring the tunes you already have 6 * 2^22 different architecture+modifier combinations. Not all combinations are valid, but another can of worms are the definitions what is valid and what is default amd what gets indirectly enabled, e.g. fp16fml Enable FP16 fmla extension. This also enables FP16 extensions and floating-point instructions. This option is enabled by default for -march=armv8.4-a. Use of this option with architectures prior to Armv8.2-A is not supported. It can be recursive: Feature crypto implies aes, sha2, and simd, which implies fp. Conversely, nofp implies nosimd, which implies nocrypto, noaes and nosha2. > Cheers, > > Richard cu Adrian  https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-9.1.0/gcc/AArch64-Options.html -- "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days. "Only a promise," Lao Er said. Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed -- _______________________________________________ Openembedded-core mailing list Openembeddedfirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.openembedded.org/mailman/listinfo/openembedded-core