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authorStephen Warren <swarren@nvidia.com>2013-02-05 12:06:28 -0700
committerGrant Likely <grant.likely@secretlab.ca>2013-02-08 14:38:07 +0000
commit22435f38337ef6a8abb33574604e77c335b75d14 (patch)
tree74b2748ef47b5f126113911d7585f5b47ab80b2b /Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt
parentinput: Extend matrix-keypad device tree binding (diff)
kbuild: create a rule to run the pre-processor on *.dts files
Create cmd_dtc_cpp to run the C pre-processor on *.dts file before passing them to dtc for final compilation. This allows the use of #define and #include within the .dts file. Acked-by: Simon Glass <sjg@chromium.org> Acked-by: Jean-Christophe PLAGNIOL-VILLARD <plagnioj@jcrosoft.com> Acked-by: Michal Marek <mmarek@suse.cz> Acked-by: Srinivas Kandagatla <srinivas.kandagatla@st.com> Signed-off-by: Stephen Warren <swarren@nvidia.com> Signed-off-by: Grant Likely <grant.likely@secretlab.ca>
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diff --git a/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt b/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt
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--- a/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt
@@ -1186,6 +1186,29 @@ When kbuild executes, the following steps are followed (roughly):
clean-files += *.dtb
DTC_FLAGS ?= -p 1024
+ dtc_cpp
+ This is just like dtc as describe above, except that the C pre-
+ processor is invoked upon the .dtsp file before compiling the result
+ with dtc.
+ In order for build dependencies to work, all files compiled using
+ dtc_cpp must use the C pre-processor's #include functionality and not
+ dtc's /include/ functionality.
+ Using the C pre-processor allows use of #define to create named
+ constants. In turn, the #defines will typically appear in a header
+ file, which may be shared with regular C code. Since the dtc language
+ represents a data structure rather than code in C syntax, similar
+ restrictions are placed on a header file included by a device tree
+ file as for a header file included by an assembly language file.
+ In particular, the C pre-processor is passed -x assembler-with-cpp,
+ which sets macro __ASSEMBLY__. __DTS__ is also set. These allow header
+ files to restrict their content to that compatible with device tree
+ source.
+ A central rule exists to create $(obj)/%.dtb from $(src)/%.dtsp;
+ architecture Makefiles do no need to explicitly write out that rule.
--- 6.8 Custom kbuild commands
When kbuild is executing with KBUILD_VERBOSE=0, then only a shorthand