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SubjectRe: [KBUILD] allow any PHONY in if_changed_dep

On Jul 1, 2006, at 4:39 AM, Sam Ravnborg wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 01, 2006 at 04:16:56AM -0500, Milton Miller wrote:
>> While all the if_changed family filter $(PHONY) from the list of newer
>> files, if_changed_dep was only filtering FORCE from the list of all
>> dependents. This resulted in forced recompile every time.
> I see where you are heading with this. But on the principle of minimal
> suprise this is not good. Why does it not include file.o in the link
> when I mark it phony?

This is your suprise argument, right? (Not my current problem).

Actually this is only changing weither file.o gets considered in
causing the build command to be executed.

> The root cause is buried in the powerpc/boot/Makefile restructuring.
> I do not see what is wrong with current approch if you do a simple
> s/cmd/if_changed/g and then assign targets += <relevant targets>

The issue is I need headers copied for some of the files. The current
approach is any file that might need a copied header gets a dependency
on all of the copied .h files. I was planning on coping some more
headers used in different files. if_changed_dep

The issue is specifically COPYFILES. The .o can not be built until
its dependencys are met, but it never exists itself. The actual .h
files a given source will be detected by if_changed_dep and fixdep.

> You need to post a full diff of the Makefile before I can give better
> feedback.

Sure. I'm reposting the series, I'll cc you and copy the makefile
patch to linux-kernel, its 3/5. That patch is independent of 1 and 2
while 4 and 5 require them. The full series is available on the
linuxppc-dev mailing list.


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