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    SubjectRe: [patch, rfc] kbuild: implement checksrc without building Cources...
    > From: Oleg Verych
    > Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel,gmane.linux.kbuild.devel
    > Subject: Re:[patch, rfc] kbuild: implement checksrc without building Cources...
    > Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 15:07:20 +0200
    > Archived-At: <>

    > On Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 01:45:08PM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
    >> On Tue, 24 Oct 2006 19:43:40 +0000 (UTC) Oleg Verych wrote:
    >> > This doesn't work, use ifs instead. Updated.
    >> > I have no idea what to do with generated sources and headers.
    >> > One may be: check target `if_changed' to be %.c or %.h and let it be
    >> > built.
    >> Hi Oleg,
    >> Yes, it works for me, with the exception of host-generated
    >> files, as you mentioned. I ran into those with:
    >> IKCONFIG (the one that you mentioned), ATM_FORE200E firmware,
    >> IEEE 1394 OUI database (which I sent a patch for -- it should
    >> not be generated when the config option is not enabled),
    >> RAID456 tables, VIDEO_LOGO files, and CRC32 table.
    > I'm glad, that semi-working thing was helpful. But it's ugly hack.
    > Idea is to substitute objects (*.o) with sparse output, thus targets
    > like
    > ,--
    >|%.o : %.c
    > +--
    > will be updated and new check will pass them (force check may be applied).
    > Also having results in files (even in so messy called *.o) is good for
    > collecting and sorting errors. Headers will be generated as needed.
    > Finally short statistics maybe printed in the end of the check:
    > [(stat -c %s *.o > 0 | wc -l) / find --name *.o]
    > ^ with error file size > 0 / overall error files
    > But implementing all this in non-hack way isn't easy. Maybe Sam will
    > came back and will do it magically quickly. Until that, i'll try to
    > fight with current makefiles myself.
    >> Thanks for your time and effort. Maybe Sam will have some ideas.
    > I've found "sparse" and read some philosophy from README. Nice.
    > Thanks you also !
    > ____

    So far nothing has changed. Is it still worth to try to make more
    comprehensive solution ?

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