Re: [PATCH 3/4] samples/bpf: Simplify building BPF samples

From: Alexei Starovoitov
Date: Thu Mar 31 2016 - 15:21:16 EST

On 3/31/16 11:51 AM, Naveen N. Rao wrote:
On 2016/03/31 10:49AM, Alexei Starovoitov wrote:
On 3/31/16 4:25 AM, Naveen N. Rao wrote:
Make BPF samples build depend on CONFIG_SAMPLE_BPF. We still don't add a
Kconfig option since that will add a dependency on llvm for allyesconfig
builds which may not be desirable.

Those who need to build the BPF samples can now just do:




I don't like this 'simplification'.
make samples/bpf/
is much easier to type than capital letters.

This started out as a patch to have the BPF samples built with a Kconfig
option. As stated in the commit description, I realised that it won't
work for allyesconfig builds. However, the reason I retained this patch
is since it gets us one step closer to building the samples as part of
the kernel build.

The 'simplification' is since I can now have the export in my .bashrc
and the kernel build will now build the BPF samples too without
requiring an additional 'make samples/bpf/' step.

I agree this is subjective, so I am ok if this isn't taken in.

If you can change it that 'make samples/bpf/' still works then it would
be fine. As it is it breaks our testing setup.