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Re: [PATCHv3 0/7] Add initial arc nps400 support
- From: Pedro Alves <palves at redhat dot com>
- To: Andrew Burgess <andrew dot burgess at embecosm dot com>, binutils at sourceware dot org
- Cc: Claudiu dot Zissulescu at synopsys dot com, Cupertino dot Miranda at synopsys dot com, noamca at mellanox dot com, Nick Clifton <nickc at redhat dot com>, Andreas Schwab <schwab at suse dot de>
- Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 16:15:07 +0000
- Subject: Re: [PATCHv3 0/7] Add initial arc nps400 support
- Authentication-results: sourceware.org; auth=none
- References: <cover dot 1456947552 dot git dot andrew dot burgess at embecosm dot com> <cover dot 1458082098 dot git dot andrew dot burgess at embecosm dot com>
On 03/15/2016 11:01 PM, Andrew Burgess wrote:
> Here's a rewrite that removes the need to use the vendor string in
> order change the behaviour of binutils.
>  I still don't understand why that's a bad thing though....
In an --enable-targets=all world, you need to be able to select
any supported target at run time. Thus, IIUC, in the vendor string
version, an --enable-targets=all build wouldn't include
nps400 support, unless you also specified the primary
target as --target=arm-mellanox.
Nowadays, the vendor/manufacturer string is meant to be free
form, and set by whoever builds the tools to whatever they
like, for branding purposes and $PATH coexistence.