[PATCH v2 0/3] ARM: NEON based fast(er) AES in CBC/CTR/XTS modes
nicolas.pitre at linaro.org
Fri Oct 4 14:57:28 EDT 2013
On Fri, 4 Oct 2013, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 04, 2013 at 08:41:35PM +0200, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> > On 4 October 2013 20:34, Nicolas Pitre <nicolas.pitre at linaro.org> wrote:
> > > On Fri, 4 Oct 2013, Will Deacon wrote:
> > [...]
> > >>
> > >> Why do you consider it unsuitable to ship the perl script with the kernel?
> > >> Perl 5 is already documented as a build dependency in Documentation/Changes
> > >
> > > Do you have an example of something that does require perl to build the
> > > kernel on ARM? I was under the impression that people try to avoid it
> > > as much as possible in general.
> > >
> > > I'm personally sitting on the fence between effectively adding a new
> > > kernel build dependencies or carrying the output of the perl script.
> > > But if the kernel build does already require perl in practice then this
> > > might tip the balance.
> > >
> > I like Russell's suggestion the most, in fact. In this case, the build
> > time requirement for Perl effectively gets suspended until you start
> > making modifications to the perl script, and the relation between the
> > .S and the .pl files is made explicit by the make rule.
> > Should I put the cmd_perl rule in scripts/Makefile.build ? Or can I
> > just keep it under arch/arm/crypto ?
> Just running through the Makefiles, it seems we have a fair amount
> of stuff already using perl in various ways. So I wouldn't worry too
> much about where it's placed. It's probably something that should
> eventually end up in scripts/ at _some_ point.
BTW, Russell's opinion has precedence over what I just said.
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