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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/5] docsrc: build Documentation/ sources
    On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 10:27:32PM +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
    > On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 01:05:15PM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
    > > From: Randy Dunlap <>
    > >
    > > Currently source files in the Documentation/ sub-dir can easily bit-rot
    > > since they are not generally buildable, either because they are hidden
    > > in text files or because there are no Makefile rules for them.
    > > This needs to be fixed so that the source files remain usable and good
    > > examples of code instead of bad examples.
    > >
    > > Add the ability to build source files that are in the Documentation/ dir.
    > > Add to Kconfig as "BUILD_DOCSRC" config symbol.
    > >
    > > Use "CONFIG_BUILD_DOCSRC=1 make ..." to build objects from the
    > > Documentation/ sources. Or enable BUILD_DOCSRC in the *config system.
    > How about simply adding another makefile target instead? This is more
    > intuitive, imho, and complies with the Kbuild conventions so far.
    > Something like:
    > make docsrc
    > similar to 'make help' or 'make pdfdocs' etc.

    With the current approach we have much better build coverage.
    All "allyesconfig" and "allmodconfig" builds will do the test
    builds which is a good think.
    If we introduce "make docsrc" then almost only Randy will do the
    test builds and report the breakage - which is not good.


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