Re: [PATCH] kbuild: drop FORCE from PHONY targets

From: Michal Marek
Date: Tue Mar 15 2016 - 16:45:35 EST

Dne 15.3.2016 v 19:27 Andy Lutomirski napsal(a):
> Fair enough, although I'm curious why this happens. It might be worth
> changing the docs to say that .PHONY is *not* an substitute for FORCE
> in that context, then.

These two are unrelated, except that FORCE is redundant for a .PHONY
target. FORCE is our idiom to tell make to always remake the target and
let us handle the dependencies manually. Listing a target as .PHONY
tells make that the target will not produce a file of the same name
(typically, "all", "install", etc).