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SubjectRe: Cleanup kbuild for aic7xxx
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On Sat, 23 Jun 2001 03:20:47 +0200, 
"J . A . Magallon" <jamagallon@able.es> wrote:
>On 20010623 Keith Owens wrote:
>>Justin Gibbs wrote
>>
>>>What again are you trying to fix? It looks to me like you are simply
>>>trying to make it harder for people actually working on the aic7xxx
>>>driver to have proper dependencies.
>>
>>The patch still works for anybody changing the aic7xxx firmware or the
>>aicasm code. Any change to the generated files or the aicasm files now
>>forces a rebuild, the option is not required. Only people changing
>>aic7xxx firmware are affected, instead of everybody.
>
>It is easier than that. Nobody should be rebuilding the firmware apart
>from driver mantainers ...
>If there are updates to the firmware, just send the patch for .h files
>to kernel mantainers and/or lkml, as everybody does.
>This is easier, doesn't it ?

Much easier but

(a) against the spirit of the GPL, no source code to generate the headers
(b) it makes it harder for people other than Justin to work on the
firmware.

IMNSHO the kernel should not contain generated files without the
support to regenerate them. If that means a little more work for the
kbuild maintainers then so be it, I have done that extra work.

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