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[08/11] kselftest/arm64: mte: Output warning about failing compiler

Message ID 20210319165334.29213-9-andre.przywara@arm.com (mailing list archive)
State New, archived
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Series kselftest/arm64: mte: Fix feature detection and compilation | expand

Commit Message

Andre Przywara March 19, 2021, 4:53 p.m. UTC
At the moment we check the compiler's ability to compile MTE enabled
code, but guard all the Makefile rules by it. As a consequence a broken
or not capable compiler just doesn't do anything, and make happily
returns without any error message, but with no programs created.

Since the MTE feature is only supported by recent aarch64 compilers (not
all stable distro compilers support it), having an explicit message
seems like a good idea. To not break building multiple targets, we let
make proceed without errors.

Signed-off-by: Andre Przywara <andre.przywara@arm.com>
 tools/testing/selftests/arm64/mte/Makefile | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/tools/testing/selftests/arm64/mte/Makefile b/tools/testing/selftests/arm64/mte/Makefile
index fa282e5f2069..e0d43cea3cd1 100644
--- a/tools/testing/selftests/arm64/mte/Makefile
+++ b/tools/testing/selftests/arm64/mte/Makefile
@@ -23,6 +23,9 @@  TEST_GEN_PROGS := $(PROGS)
 # Get Kernel headers installed and use them.
+    $(warning compiler "$(CC)" does not support the ARMv8.5 MTE extension.)
+    $(warning test program "mte" will not be created.)
 # Include KSFT lib.mk.