Re: [PATCH 0/2] tools: Add a toplevel Makefile

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Thu Mar 29 2012 - 07:22:10 EST

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 07:57:01PM +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 11:51:25AM +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> > I'm currently thinking I want to give the make tools/{perf,help,...}
> > approach a try because it is clear that it is a subdir of the kernel src
> > tree and it probably could support all the targets we thought about.
> >
> > Let me play around with it a bit...
> Yeah, nasty. I've almost got it to build a tool when doing
> $ make tools/<toolname>
> but it fails on all the targets which have implicit build rules. (It
> seems to build perf fine though because perf Makefile doesn't have
> implicit rules for %.c -> %.o etc). And I can see that implicit rules
> are being cleared in the toplevel kernel Makefile so that they don't
> kick in.
> At this moment, I'm open for hints from the kbuild people, if we use the
> toplevel Makefile to build tools/, should all the tools' Makefiles have
> explicit rules or ...? Any suggestions are appreciated.

Ok, I got it:

when make is run from the toplevel kernel Makefile, MAKEFLAGS contains
'--no-print-directory -RrI /home/boris/kernel/linux-2.6' which is
passed down to the sub-make and the '-r' especially turns off the use
of built-in implicit rules, thus the problem. Clearing MAKEFLAGS in the
sub-make fixes the issue, sorry for the noise.


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