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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] [kbuild] Possibility to sanely link against off-directory .so
    On Wed, Nov 06, 2002 at 07:52:30PM +0100, Petr Baudis wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > this patch (against 2.5.46) introduces two special variables which make it
    > actually possible to have .so as the only product of build in some directory
    > and to link something against .so being built in another directory. The
    > variable host-cshlib-extra makes it possible to explicitly mention shared
    > objects to be built and the variable $(<foo>-linkobjs) allows user to specify
    > additional objects to link <foo> against, while not creating any dependencies
    > of <foo> on the objects.
    >
    > The changes are minimal while dramatically extending possibilities for
    > messing with the shared objects and they should have no unwanted side-effects,
    > and it appears to actually work for me. Please apply.

    There is only one user of shared libaries today, thats Kconfig.
    And Kconfig is the only user of C++ as well.

    There is quite a lot of added complexity in Makefile.lib + Makefile.build
    only to support this. Being the one that introduced it, I would like to
    see it go away again.
    Rationale behind this is that the current added complexity has an penalty
    when compiling a kernel, and I would like to move the complexity to
    the only user.

    Care to try that approach?

    Sam
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