Re: kbuild 2.5 release 2.4

From: Tomas Szepe (
Date: Sat May 04 2002 - 11:29:02 EST

> | 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? :)
> Too much policy here?
> | Would it be complicated to only kill the files the build knows it had
> | created?
> That's what I would expect.

Word. The purpose of all the 'clean' targets in Makefiles (distclean,
mrproper, etc.) everywhere has always been to get rid of the object/
build files, and the object/build files only.

Don't get me wrong, Keith, I believe kbuild 2.5's a terrific piece of
code, I'm just discussing what I've found myself to be in trouble with.

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