Re: [PATCH] tools: Use builtin $(abspath ...) instead of $(shell cd ... && pwd)

From: Thierry Reding
Date: Mon Apr 18 2016 - 11:05:45 EST

On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 04:46:53PM +0200, Michal Marek wrote:
> On 2016-04-08 11:15, Thierry Reding wrote:
> > From: Thierry Reding <treding@xxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> > Avoid forking off a shell to resolve the absolute path of the output
> > directory when make's builtin $(abspath ...) function will do an
> > adequate job.
> The abspath function is not available in make 3.80.

Do we really support make 3.80? It was released in 2002 and 3.81
followed in April 2006. That makes it a decade old now. I'd be surprised
if anyone was still using it to build recent kernels.

Is there a formal process for increasing the dependencies listed in
Documentation/Changes? Should I simply make that change as part of this
patch? Do we need broad approval?


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