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

From: Alex Riesen (
Date: Mon May 06 2002 - 05:54:35 EST

On Thu, May 02, 2002 at 12:23:33AM +1000, Keith Owens wrote:
> Linus, kbuild 2.5 is ready for inclusion in the main 2.5 kernel tree.
> It is faster, better documented, easier to write build rules in, has
> better install facilities, allows separate source and object trees, can
> do concurrent builds from the same source tree and is significantly
> more accurate than the existing kernel build system.

I do not like the new(core-11) "make *config" behaviour. Now it starts
build immediately after finishing, make xconfig effectively does
make xconfig installabled. I usually cook up the .config first, and
than decide when to compile the kernel. Now i have to interrupt the

"make oldconfig" is broken btw, if the .config contains something
unknown (i.e. NEW). It used to ask for possible choices before.

And the last: kbuild-2.5 (as well as kbuild-2.4) keeps to be a good
stress/benchmark-test. Just tried to "make -f Makefile-2.5 -j" on
2.4.19-pre2-ac2... And decided to reboot after 15min (i'm at work now).

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