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    SubjectRe: Module compilation
    On Thu, 21 Oct 2004, Sam Ravnborg wrote:

    > On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 10:36:00AM -0400, Richard B. Johnson wrote>
    >> ...but it's not CFLAGS that needs to be modified, it's
    >> a named variable that doesn't exist yet, perhaps "USERDEF",
    >> or "DEFINES".
    > Reading the above I cannot what amkes you say that EXTRA_CFLAGS
    > or CFLAGS_module.o cannot be used?
    > Is it the name you do not like or is it some fnctionality
    > you are missing?

    The name is wrong! There are zillions of ways to obtain the
    functionality. Currently we need to piggy-back definitions
    onto compiler flags.

    Compiler flags are things like "-Wall" and "-O2", that tell
    the compiler what to do. We need a name to use for definitions,
    "-Dxxx", that #define constants (dynamically at compile-time)
    in the code. Right now, -DMODULE and -D__KERNEL__ are piggybacked
    onto CFLAGS. There really should be a variable called something
    else like DEFINES and it should be exported.

    >> I see that the normal "defines" is a constant
    >> called "CHECKFLAGS", so this isn't appropriate for user
    >> modification.
    > CHECKFLAGS is only used when you use "make C=1" - to pass options
    > to sparse.
    > Sam

    Dick Johnson
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