Re: kbuild 2.5 is ready for inclusion in the 2.5 kernel

From: Dan Kegel (
Date: Sun May 05 2002 - 19:02:30 EST

Keith Owens wrote:
> On Sun, 05 May 2002 09:42:35 -0700,
> Dan Kegel <> wrote:
> >Keith also says:
> >> I am temporarily omitting [modversions] which is (a) currently broken
> >> (b) is not being used in development kernels and (c) cannot be fixed
> >> without a radical redesign. Modversions is not needed right now and
> >> will be added later. Everything I have done in kbuild 2.5 is needed
> >> now
> >
> >[Caveat: I'm not much of a kernel hacker.]
> >My only concern with kbuild 2.5 was the lack of modversions,
> >but since Richard is promising to add them in before the
> >distros need them,
> You misquoted. Richard is not promising to add modversions, I am.
> I maintain both kbuild and modutils, the two halves of the modversion
> problem.

Sorry, that was a fingerslip. I meant to say Keith.

BTW I'm looking at your kbuild 2.5 performance measurements at
Looks like 9 seconds to rebuild the kernel after a small change
on a quad 700MHz pentium, right? (Or does 'make phase4' not actually build?)
What would the time be on a dual pentium?
- Dan
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