Re: PROBLEM: Clumsey make, README

From: Adrian Bunk (
Date: Thu Sep 19 2002 - 16:20:47 EST

On Wed, 18 Sep 2002, Rob Ransbottom wrote:

> After many, many kernel rebuilds for hardware additions
> and replacements. Usually on the same kernel version.
> An idea forced its way into my preoccupied mind.
> Why not build all the modules whether I need them or
> not? Then if I need a module in the future it is
> waiting under /lib/modules.
> So I am asking if a:
> make all_modules
> directive exists or should be added.
> Anyone with the disk space might find this
> convenient. Then you could make all_modules &
> make modules_install before building your kernel.

This sounds like a good idea. But one problem I could imagine is that you
can build several different versions of a module, e.g.:

<M> Reiserfs support
  [ ] Enable reiserfs debug mode
  [ ] Stats in /proc/fs/reiserfs

If you build all modules you have 2x2=4 possibilities to build the
Reiserfs module and the question whether to enable the debug mode or not
has a big impact on the performance.

> rob Live the dream.



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