Re: [PATCH] Fix IA64 build with separate source and build trees.

From: Matthew Wilcox <willy_at_debian.org>
Date: 2003-10-09 10:21:48
On Thu, Oct 09, 2003 at 09:52:12AM +1000, Peter Chubb wrote:
> Hi David,
>    This patch against 2.6.0-test7 fixes building in a separate output
> directory.  Without it, offsets.h isn't built, and the check-gas and
> toolchain-flags sscripts aren't found.

I'm more curious than anything ...

> +arch/$(ARCH)/kernel/asm-offsets.s: include/asm include/linux/version.h
[...]
> -arch/ia64/kernel/asm-offsets.s: include/asm-ia64/.offsets.h.stamp
> +arch/ia64/kernel/asm-offsets.s: include/asm-$(ARCH)/.offsets.h.stamp

What's the advantage to using $(ARCH) here?  Since this is in an arch
directory, we already know our $ARCH.  And if we are going to use it,
shouldn't it be used everywhere?

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