Re: kbuild 2.5 release 2.4

From: Keith Owens (
Date: Fri May 03 2002 - 10:57:26 EST

On Fri, 3 May 2002 17:45:54 +0200,
tomas szepe <> wrote:
>$ make -f Makefile-2.5 menuconfig
>[enable RAMDISK support, tweak ramdisk size, enable initrd]
>Now, issuing "M installable" will result in nearly all files getting rebuilt.
>The same happens when switching ramdisk off again. How's that?
>I tried enabling/disabling many other config options and doing rebuilds but
>couldn't find anything as damaging buildtime-wise as the ramdisk stuff.

CONFIG_BLK_DEV_INITRD is tested in include/linux/fs.h. Because of the
messy kernel include files, a config change to fs.h affects hundreds of
other files and forces lots of rebuilds. This is a separate problem
from kbuild, other people are looking at cleaning up the include files.

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