Re: SUBDIRS= replacement

From: Sam Ravnborg
Date: Thu Jan 17 2019 - 11:29:28 EST

Hi Christoph

On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 03:55:31PM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> Hi Masahiro, hi Michal,
> I just got this beatiful warning:
> hch@carbon:~/work/xfs$ make -j4 SUBDIRS=fs/xfs
> Makefile:189: ================= WARNING ================
> Makefile:190: 'SUBDIRS' will be removed after Linux 5.3
> Makefile:191: Please use 'M=' or 'KBUILD_EXTMOD' instead
> Makefile:192: ==========================================
> Both the replacement seem to be geared towards building externals
> modules. But what is the replacement for just building a directory
> of the normal kernel tree?
> E.g. what hit this is that I rebased an XFS series, and wanted to
> compile test just the xfs code for each step using
> make -j4 SUBDIRS=fs/xfs


make -j4 fs/xfs/

This is the recommend way to do so.
Let us know if you see problem with this approach.