Re: [PATCH] ARM: zImage: Skip relinking if nothing changes
From: Arnaud Lacombe
Date: Sat Aug 13 2011 - 12:02:43 EST
On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 2:34 AM, Sam Ravnborg <sam@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 06:17:25PM -0400, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 6:03 PM, Sam Ravnborg <sam@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >> I suspect this would have done the job:
>> >> $(obj)/font.o: $(srctree)/drivers/video/console/font_acorn_8x8.c
>> >> $(cmd,cc_o_c)'
>> > I prefer using $(call,shipped) and let kbuild figure out how
>> > build an .o file from a .c file.
>> > In other words - avoiding use of the internal to Makefile.build
>> > variables in various places.
>> indeed, but I'd argue that 1) this would not be the first Makefile
>> using these internal macros (alpha and ia64 are using such construct
>> for aliasing) and 2) the `cmd_shipped' stuff is as internal than other
>> functions :-)
> A quick grep in Documentation/kbuild will show that only the shipped
> variant is documented.
> We could implement a general copy command - this is needed in some places
> like this.
I was more thinking of a way to use a single source file, for multiple
target, built in different location, without having to make useless
copy or cross-subdirectory target dependencies, and removing all
non-internal use of cc_c_o, and friends.
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