Hi James,

On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 1:08 PM James Wang <james.w...@rohde-schwarz.com>
wrote:

> Hi Simon,
>
>
>
> This is James and am working on u-boot to bring back MinGW tool chain for
> cross compiling host tools for Windows on Linux. After complete the code, I
> plan to generate a patch for community review.
>

Do you mean cross compiling U-Boot's mkimage tool for Windows on Linux
using gcc-mingw-w64? Do you want to support building U-Boot on Windows as
well?


>
>
> During work, I face an compiling error in file
> <arch/x86/include/asm/byteorder.h> with macro *CONFIG_IS_ENABLED*. After
> some background study, seems this macro should not be available when
> compiling host tools.
>
>
>
> After check history, it’s from 909780506773a9b09ae88cb267dbfa6a8d0caa7b on
> 2017-01-16 22:04:04, Below is the log message
>
>
>
> *   x86: Fix up byteorder.h for x86_64*
>
>
>
> *    Remove the very old x86 code and add support for 64-bit.*
>
>
>
> *    Signed-off-by: Simon Glass <s...@chromium.org <s...@chromium.org>>*
>
> *Reviewed-by: Bin Meng bmeng...@gmail.com <bmeng...@gmail.com>*
>
>
>
> Below are the relevant changes.
>
>
>
> *+#define _constant_swab16(x)
> ((__u16)(                                             \*
>
> *+      (((__u16)(x) & (__u16)0x00ffU) << 8) |
> \*
>
> *+      (((__u16)(x) & (__u16)0xff00U) >> 8)))*
>
> *+*
>
> *static __inline__ __u16 ___arch__swab16(__u16 x)*
>
> *{*
>
> *+#if CONFIG_IS_ENABLED(X86_64)                          *
>
> *+      return _constant_swab16(x);*
>
> *+#else*
>
> *       __asm__("xchgb %b0,%h0"                   /* swap
> bytes                */ \*
>
> *                   : "=q" (x) \*
>
> *                   :  "0" (x)); \*
>
> *                   return x;*
>
> *+#endif*
>
> *}*
>
>
>
> I am not familiar with x86 instructions and not understand the purpose of
> this change, is it because instruction “xchgb” not available on 64-bit
> architecture or something else?
>

I can't remember the details of why Simon changed this. xchgb is available
in 64-bit. We probably need revert this change, Simon?

Regards,
Bin
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