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    SubjectRe: 32-rc1: "CROSS_COMPILE changed" message breaks compilation
    On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 08:25:12PM +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
    > On Sun 2009-10-11 23:27:57, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
    > > On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 09:25:36PM +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
    > > > Hi!
    > > >
    > > > > > After update to 2.6.32-rc1, I'm getting
    > > > > >
    > > > > > "Makefile:197: *** CROSS_COMPILE changed from "ccache" to to "ccache ". Use "make mrproper" to fix it up. Stop.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Note that the message has typo in it ("to to")... What is worse, the
    > > > > > message triggers even when I try to run make mrproper. Ouch.
    > > > >
    > > > > The massage is changed in kbuild-fixes.git - but it addresses only ARCH=
    > > > >
    > > > > As a followup to your other mails:
    > > > > The reason to use "make mrproper" is that when ARCH or CROSS_COMPILE changes
    > > > > you have generally either decided to build for a new architecture or
    > > > > you have changed the way you build the kernel (new toolchain or whatever).
    > > > > So to clean up using "make mrproper" is perfectly justified.
    > > > >
    > > > > The target group that uses CROSS_COMPILE to enable ccache are using
    > > > > CROSS_COMPILE is a way it is not designed for so they should expect that it
    > > > > is not a perfect match.
    > > >
    > > > What is the recommended way to run ccache, then?
    > > ccache is a frontend to gcc - so I would have expected
    > > you would use:
    > >
    > > make CC="ccache gcc"
    > >
    > > Or does ccache also benefit ld and as and the other that receive
    > > the $(CROSS_COMPILE) prefix?
    >
    > You are right that I don't strictly need ccache for anything but cc.
    >
    > But anyway, check was buggy; I had CROSS_COMPILE="ccache ", and the
    > space at the end broke it.

    I assume you did not read the other mail relevant to this topic.
    The patch in question has been reverted.

    Sam


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