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howtos:slackware_admin:cross_compiling_the_linux_kernel [2018/06/01 22:01 (UTC)]
bifferos [Cross-compiler]
howtos:slackware_admin:cross_compiling_the_linux_kernel [2018/06/01 22:42 (UTC)]
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 <​code>​Target options -> Target Architecture Variant (i486)</​code>​ <​code>​Target options -> Target Architecture Variant (i486)</​code>​
  
-You can play around with many options like kernel ​version and glibc etc.. however for building the kernel itself none of these matter. ​ The only option that may conceivably make a difference is the GCC version, particularly if you are building a particularly old kernel version which doesn'​t support later versions of GCC.  For this demonstration we can just leave all defaults though. ​ Save the config and then:+To make the compiler we are about to build behave more like the Slackware one we want to use glibc instead of the default uClibc-ng (which is more suited to embedded applications):​ 
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 +<​code>​Toolchain -> C library (glibc)</​code>​ 
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 +If you don't do this you will need to disable stack protection in your kernel compile and we want to keep a standard Slackware config, because we're true Slackers heart-and-soul right? :). 
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 +You can play around with many other options like kernel ​header versions ​however for building the kernel itself none of these matter. ​ The only option that may conceivably make a difference is the GCC version, particularly if you are building a particularly old kernel version which doesn'​t support later versions of GCC.  For this demonstration we can leave the defaults though. ​ Save the config and then:
  
 <​code>​$ make</​code>​ <​code>​$ make</​code>​
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 $ wget https://​mirrors.slackware.com/​slackware/​slackware-14.2/​kernels/​hugesmp.s/​config -O .config</​code>​ $ wget https://​mirrors.slackware.com/​slackware/​slackware-14.2/​kernels/​hugesmp.s/​config -O .config</​code>​
  
-You should now have a .config in /​usr/​src/​linux which says '​CONFIG_64BIT is not set' at the top.+You should now have a .config in /​usr/​src/​linux which says '​CONFIG_64BIT is not set' at the top.  That will replace your old 64-bit kernel .config that you had before (included from the '​K'​ disk set).  Obviously copy the kernel someplace else if you wanted to keep that!
  
 ==== Kernel compilation ==== ==== Kernel compilation ====
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 <​code>​$ make bzImage CROSS_COMPILE=i486-linux- ARCH=i386</​code>​ <​code>​$ make bzImage CROSS_COMPILE=i486-linux- ARCH=i386</​code>​
  
-Copy the built kernel to a 32-bit machine and it should boot.  If you want to compile/​install the modules as well, just make sure you don't forget to use the same CROSS_COMPILE and ARCH variables every time you specify the make commands, everything should use the cross-compiler: ​'make modules', 'make modules_install' ​and so on.  You will probably get away without these appended for some commands like 'make clean',​ but it's safest to just include them whenever you do anything ​on that kernel, they certainly won't hurt.+Copy the built kernel to a 32-bit machine and it should boot.  If you want to compile/​install the modules as well, just make sure you don't forget to use the same CROSS_COMPILE and ARCH variables every time you specify the make commands, everything should use the cross-compiler:​ 
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 +<​code>​$ ​make modules ​CROSS_COMPILE=i486-linux- ARCH=i386 
 +make modules_install ​CROSS_COMPILE=i486-linux- ARCH=i386</​code>​ 
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 +and so on.  You will probably get away without these appended for some commands like 'make clean',​ but it's safest to just include them whenever you do any work on that kernel, they certainly won't hurt.
  
  

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