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    SubjectWhy not make mrproper? (was Linux v2.1.16)

    Linus Torvalds writes:
    [...]
    > Oh, one final note about 2.1.16: you should do a "make mrproper" followed
    > by a configure and then a "make dep". That should get rid of any bogus
    > dependencies that may have been created by 2.1.14 (resulting in "no rule
    > to make target 'xxx.h'" errors).

    This prompts a question: why *not* do the "make mrproper ; make config ;
    make dep ; make clean" sequence when building a new version of a
    kernel (e.g., move from 2.1.15 to 2.1.16)?

    Rick

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