Re: kbuild 2.5 release 2.4

From: Keith Owens (
Date: Sat May 04 2002 - 21:27:17 EST

On Sat, 4 May 2002 09:19:51 -0700 (PDT),
<> wrote:
>On Sat, 4 May 2002, tomas szepe wrote:
>| 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.

OK, it is now officially classed as an over optimization. I will
change clean/mrproper in core-12 to only delete known files.

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