Re: kbuild 2.5 release 2.4

From: tomas szepe (
Date: Sat May 04 2002 - 07:15:30 EST

> >Or even worse, suppose $KBUILD_OBJTREE gets reset to some weird
> >value by accident and my whole home dir goes bye bye upon make
> >mrproper?
> <sarcasm>
> Suppose cp gets aliased to rm -rf / by accident and my entire system
> goes bye bye upon cp?
> </sarcasm>

Hmm, I don't think this analogy will do -- working with aliases involving
fileutils as root is a way straight to hell, and hardly anyone ever walks
it. With kbuild-2.5, however, I have to set $KBUILD_OBJTREE every time
I want to build a kernel with objects out of the source dir -- and hey,
is there a single person on this list who's never made a typo on the
command line?

I don't know how to properly emphasize that this *is* asking for problems,
but still I'd be surprised if I were the only one scared by files not
connected to the build getting erased on make mrproper. Hello, anyone? :)

Would it be complicated to only kill the files the build knows it had

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