Re: make-3.82 and built in firmware

From: Sam Ravnborg
Date: Fri Aug 06 2010 - 09:46:31 EST

On Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 01:45:09PM +0100, Andrew Benton wrote:
> Hello World
> I recently upgraded to the latest version of make, 3.82. One of the
> problems I've had with it is that I can no longer recompile my kernel
> with built in firmware enabled. If I have
> then the build fails like so:
> IKCFG kernel/config_data.h
> CC kernel/configs.o
> LD kernel/built-in.o
> make[2]: *** No rule to make target `/tmp/linux-build-dir/firmware/radeon/', needed by `firmware/radeon/R100_cp.bin.gen.S'. Stop.
> make[1]: *** [firmware] Error 2
> make: *** [sub-make] Error 2
> andy:~/save/src/linux-2.6$

Thanks for the report.
I saw a similar report whare make 3.82 was accused - maybe this was also from you.

Can you positively confirm that this is a make 3.82 issue - or do you just expect so?

To narrow down this a bit further can I ask you
to send the output of "make -j1 V=1" - especially
the lines before you see the bug.

[-j1 is to force you to avoid parallel makes
as this may clutter up the output]

Please also post a copy of your configuration
as this allows us to better reproduce what you see.

> Please CC, I'm not subscribed
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