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[PATCH 03/30] kbuild: remove CONFIG_CROSS_COMPILE support

Kbuild provides a couple of ways to specify CROSS_COMPILE:

[1] Command line
[2] Environment
[3] arch/*/Makefile (only some architectures)

[4] is problematic for the compiler capability tests in Kconfig.
CONFIG_CROSS_COMPILE allows users to change the compiler prefix from
'make menuconfig', etc.  It means, the compiler options would have
to be all re-calculated everytime CONFIG_CROSS_COMPILE is changed.

To avoid complexity and performance issues, I'd like to evaluate
the shell commands statically, i.e. only parsing Kconfig files.

I guess the majority is [1] or [2].  Currently, there are only
5 defconfig files that specify CONFIG_CROSS_COMPILE.

Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Changes in v3: None
Changes in v2: None

 Makefile     | 3 ---
 init/Kconfig | 9 ---------
 2 files changed, 12 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index d85cee0..ca3e3e8 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -316,12 +316,9 @@ SUBARCH := $(shell uname -m | sed -e s/i.86/x86/ -e s/x86_64/x86/ \
 # CROSS_COMPILE can be set on the command line
 # make CROSS_COMPILE=ia64-linux-
 # Alternatively CROSS_COMPILE can be set in the environment.
-# A third alternative is to store a setting in .config so that plain
-# "make" in the configured kernel build directory always uses that.
 # Default value for CROSS_COMPILE is not to prefix executables
 # Note: Some architectures assign CROSS_COMPILE in their arch/*/Makefile
 # Architecture as present in compile.h
diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 9d167a5..c1ca920 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -54,15 +54,6 @@ config INIT_ENV_ARG_LIMIT
 	  Maximum of each of the number of arguments and environment
 	  variables passed to init from the kernel command line.
-	string "Cross-compiler tool prefix"
-	help
-	  Same as running 'make CROSS_COMPILE=prefix-' but stored for
-	  default make runs in this kernel build directory.  You don't
-	  need to set this unless you want the configured kernel build
-	  directory to select the cross-compiler automatically.
 	bool "Compile also drivers which will not load"
 	depends on !UML