Re: [kbuild-devel] [PATCH] automatic multi-part link rules (fwd)

From: J . A . Magallon (
Date: Mon Apr 30 2001 - 18:31:20 EST

On 05.01 Keith Owens wrote:
> The patch appears to work but is it worth applying now? The existing
> 2.4 rules work fine and the entire kbuild system will be rewritten for
> 2.5, including the case you identified here. It struck me as a decent
> change but for no benefit and, given that the 2.4 kbuild system is so
> fragile, why not live with something we know works until 2.5 is
> available?

We will have to live with 2.4 until 2.6, 'cause 2.5 will not be stable.
2.4 will be the stable and non "brain damaged" kernel in distros.
So every thing that can make 2.4 more clean, better. Think in 2.4.57,
and we still are in 4. And feature backports, and new drivers...
The 2.5 rewrite is not excuse. The knowledge on the actual state, yes.

J.A. Magallon                                          #  Let the source                              #  be with you, Luke... 

Linux werewolf 2.4.4 #1 SMP Sat Apr 28 11:45:02 CEST 2001 i686

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