[llvmlinux] [PATCH 1/1] Add android-linaro toolchain

Tinti viniciustinti at gmail.com
Fri Dec 13 10:28:03 UTC 2013

On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 8:21 AM, Renato Golin <renato.golin at linaro.org>wrote:

> On 13 December 2013 09:47, Vinicius Tinti <viniciustinti at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The Android Linaro toolchain can be used as an alternative to 'android'
>> toolchain. Althourgh it may be necessary to add the
>> 'android-linaro-kernel.patch' patch to make the target kernel build.
> This is really good because the problems the Android team was seeing when
> compiling with our newest toolchain were the same they were seeing with
> Clang.
> I'd really like if AOSP developers would start using the Linaro GCC, so
> that we could provide the toolchain solution for all platforms (currently
> ARM and x86 Linux only), and all the kernel and system compilation problems
> we're having would be a lot easier to convince them to fix.

I think Cyanogenmod people will be much more happy to use Linaro rather
than Google. I don't know if they are still this way but from last Android
Builders Summit people claimed that Google accept very few patches.

Do you know if this patch is being pushed upstream? Would be great if we
> could just compile without patches...

I don't think so. I found it at

Yes it is not that cool to add a patch to make it a compatible toolchain.
We should check with Linaro guys why this is needed or what we are doing
wrong. Can you check it Renato?

> cheers,
> --renato


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