[Pkg-rust-maintainers] rustc on armel

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Thu Mar 1 10:03:36 UTC 2018


Just as a heads-up: rustc should work on armel in general as the compiler
suppors the armv5te-unknown-linux-gnu target which is exactly the baseline
that Debian's armel port now uses.

I haven't been able to bootstrap rustc for armel yet, because I ran into
two issues which need to be resolved first.

The first one was that with rustc_1.24 the CROSS_COMPILE target was not
properly set and rustc tried to compile ARM code with just the "cc"
command instead of invoking "arm-linux-gnueabi-cc". This is normally
done by the cc-rs crate which has a mapping for target and GNU triplet.

I could workaround this issue by setting CROSS_COMPILE to "arm-linux-gnueabi-"
as an environment variable. I also noticed that the problem didn't exist
with rustc from git master. It might also just be an artifact, but it
seemed reproducible. I will try with a freshly unpacked rustc_1.24
source tree later.

And, secondly, there is the problem that the compiler builtins for
atomics on armv5te are defined twice: One definition comes from
libcompiler_builtin in rustc and the other one comes from gcc. This
results in the linker complaining about symbols like __sync_synchronize
being defined twice. I have filed an upstream issue for that [1].

If anyone is interested working on that, let me know.


> [1] https://github.com/rust-lang/rust/issues/48625

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