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SubjectRe: State of the new config & build system
On December 29, 2001 09:13 am, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Legacy Fishtank wrote:
> >
> > On Sat, Dec 29, 2001 at 03:44:10PM +1100, Keith Owens wrote:
> > > What Mr. Fishtank seems to overlook is that kbuild 2.5 is far more
> > > flexible and accurate than 2.4, including features that lots of people
> > > want, like separate source and object trees.
> >
> > I don't see the masses, or, well, anybody on lkml, clamoring for this.
> Clamour.


Broke my tree yesterday, rm -rf was the fastest/easiest way out.

Immediately after make -j2 bzImage, make bzImage seems to rebuild about half
the tree.

Many incidents of time-wasting breakage over the last couple of years for me.

> Keith says it speeds up builds where only a small number of files
> have changed. For me, that's the common case.

Ooh, yes!

> I'd like to hear more from Keith on where this 100% actually occurs,
> but if he says it's fixable in a (give him four) week timeframe,
> I believe him.

He said something about reloading dependencies on each compile.

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