Conditionalize make behavior e.g. disable --gc-sections

Gedare Bloom gedare at
Fri May 10 11:58:32 UTC 2019

On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 5:03 AM Peter Dufault <dufault at> wrote:
> What is best practice to change build behavior?  e.g. I need to use --whole-archive/--no-whole-archive in one place but --gc-sections breaks it and that's turned on for the BSP (xilinx_zynq_a9_qemu).
> I’ve done this in the .cfg files for the BSP:
> endif
> (...)
> and then I set RTEMS_GC_SECTIONS_DISABLE=1 in the one Makefile where I need it.  I don’t see similar patterns, is this the way to do it?

Historically a new BSP variant has been introduced when there needs to
be a change at this .cfg level. But, I could see a rationale to
include this kind of switching behavior at a higher level. Someone
might consider how to integrate it into our
black magic, but that is beyond me :).

An alternative approach that may work from what you propose is to use
following in the xilinx zynq .cfg file:
LDFLAGS ?= -Wl, --gc-sections
then, you can provide own LDFLAGS = -Wl on your make command line or
in your Makefile, I think that would work bit more elegant

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