Re: [PATCH] improve gate generation

From: Matthew Wilcox <willy_at_debian.org>
Date: 2004-02-25 02:52:48
On Mon, Feb 23, 2004 at 06:08:13PM -0800, David Mosberger wrote:
> >>>>> On Tue, 24 Feb 2004 01:56:40 +0000, Matthew Wilcox <willy@debian.org> said:
>   Matthew> - Adding the extra-y list prevents it from being rebuilt
>   Matthew> unnecessarily.
> 
> Ah, so _that's_ the missing magic.

Yeah, it was bugging me too.  Not enough to fix it until I wanted to run
"sudo make install" and of course the output was then owned by root.
Took me a while to figure it out; finally I asked myself what the
difference was between gate.lds.s and vmlinux.lds, and vmlinux.lds was
in extra-y.  Make does so much that staring at make -d isn't always a
great help.  ("It depends on FORCE.  Hm.  But why doesn't that other
thing depend on FORCE?")

> Now if only the patch applied with "patch -p1"...  (don't worry about
> it this time---I fixed it by hand).

Ta.  I actually have a patched version of CVS that'll generate -p1 by
default, just need to get it installed on that server.

-- 
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