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In message <Pine.LNX.4.44.0209121551010.31494-100000@chaos.physics.uiowa.edu> y
ou write:
> On Thu, 12 Sep 2002, Rusty Russell wrote:
>
> > I would like to start migrating all build-generated files to
> > names matching "generated*" or ".generated*", esp. those which look
> > like source files. This is mainly for readability and for simplicity
> > when diffing built kernel trees. I'll be encouraging various
> > maintainers who generate (.c, .h and .s) files which are not meant to
> > be shipped with the kernel source to migrate, in my copious free
> > time...
>
> I think the proper solution here is actually separate obj/src dirs,
> instead of special names. It's actually quite easy to get that implemented
> in the current kbuild, I just didn't find the time for proper testing yet.
> I'll have a patch ready for testing soon, though.

Sure, if it basically comes for free. Otherwise, I don't see any
attraction in separating them: cp -al linux-2.5.34 working-2.5.34-foo
takes a couple of seconds.

Cheers!
Rusty.
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Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot. -- Rusty Russell.
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