Re: Regression in rust-cross-canadian-aarch64

Randy MacLeod

On 2022-06-28 07:38, Richard Purdie wrote:
On Tue, 2022-06-28 at 11:00 +0200, Peter Bergin wrote:
When building rust-cross-canadian-aarch64 the file
will be populated with the information '"llvm-target":
"x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu"'. This will lead to object files in wrong
format during 'Building stage2 std artifacts (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
-> aarch64-poky-linux)' in the do_compile step.

In 'meta/recipes-devtools/rust/':

    # build tspec
    tspec = {}
    if'cross-canadian', d):
        tspec['llvm-target'] = d.getVar('RUST_HOST_SYS', arch_abi)
        tspec['llvm-target'] = d.getVar('RUST_TARGET_SYS', arch_abi)

So for some reason it seems intentional to set 'llvm-target' to HOST_SYS
when 'cross-canadian'. The behavior has changed with this patch. Before
'llvm-target' was set to RUST_TARGET_SYS for all target archs other than
x86_64 where it was set to RUST_HOST_SYS. I guess this change has to do
with the commit message 'This might even help cross-canadian work on
something which isn't x86-64.'? But unfortunately it seems to break the
case building on x86_64 for aarch64. It would be good to get some help
here to sort this out.
I've spent an age staring at this code this morning. I don't think
cross-canadian has ever worked properly. It might happen that some
combinations build but there are also some that don't and clearly never

SDKMACHINE = "aarch64", MACHINE = "qemuarm64" certainly doesn't work.
It appears to be missing a ninja-native dependency and when that is
added, it can't find rust-llvm.

Looking at the do_configure from, it considers BUILD triplets
and TARGET triplets but not HOST ones, which probably dooms cross-
canadian to failure since there, BUILD != HOST != TARGET.

Someone is going to have to step up and sort out the canadian cross
rust pieces properly. Whilst my patch probably did regress one config,
I think there are much deeper issues in there.
Sundeep and/or Naveen please take a look.

Please open a Yocto bug and document the steps to reproduce the error.




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