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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kbuild: do not call cc-option before KBUILD_CFLAGS initialization

On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 2:22 AM, Masahiro Yamada
<> wrote:
> Some $(call cc-option,...) are invoked very early, even before
> KBUILD_CFLAGS, etc. are initialized.
> The returned string from $(call cc-option,...) depends on
> Since they are exported, they are not empty when the top Makefile
> is recursively invoked.
> The recursion occurs in several places. For example, the top
> Makefile invokes itself for silentoldconfig. "make tinyconfig",
> "make rpm-pkg" are the cases, too.
> In those cases, the second call of cc-option from the same line
> runs a different shell command due to non-pristine KBUILD_CFLAGS.
> To get the same result all the time, KBUILD_* and GCC_PLUGINS_CFLAGS
> must be initialized before any call of cc-option. This avoids
> garbage data in the file.
> Move all calls of cc-option below the config targets because target
> compiler flags are unnecessary for Kconfig.
> Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <>
> ---
> Makefile | 21 +++++++++++----------
> 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

I can't pretend that I know of all the subtleties involved in the
twisty turny passages of the kernel Makefiles, but as far as I can
tell this looks good. Thanks!

Reviewed-by: Douglas Anderson <>

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