[PATCH][RFC] Makefile: Add modules-collect target

From: Bodo Eggert
Date: Wed Nov 23 2005 - 13:27:38 EST

I frequently (but not frequently enough) compile kernels on one machine
that are to be used on another machine. If It needs modules, I will need a
way to collect all modules that need to be transfered into a directory.
Usurally I'll want INSTALL_MOD_PATH=somedir make modules_install, but I
keep forgetting the name of the variable. I suppose I'm not the only one.

Therefore I suggest a modules_collect target, which will collect all
modules into a single directory ready for being tared and transfered:

--- a/Makefile 2005-11-15 01:41:32.000000000 +0100
+++ b/Makefile 2005-11-23 19:22:33.000000000 +0100
@@ -1065,6 +1065,7 @@ help:
@echo '* vmlinux - Build the bare kernel'
@echo '* modules - Build all modules'
@echo ' modules_install - Install all modules'
+ @echo ' modules_collect - Install all modules into ./modules.d'
@echo ' dir/ - Build all files in dir and below'
@echo ' dir/file.[ois] - Build specified target only'
@echo ' dir/file.ko - Build module including final link'
@@ -1316,4 +1317,10 @@ clean := -f $(if $(KBUILD_SRC),$(srctree

endif # skip-makefile

+.PHONY: modules_collect
+ rm -rf modules.d
+ mkdir modules.d
+ INSTALL_MOD_PATH=modules.d make modules_install

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