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SubjectRe: no version magic, tainting kernel.
On Sun, Jan 26, 2003 at 10:46:39PM +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> Ok, but why else would you want your own makefiles if that's not
> that you wanted them for?

Essentially because they already existed and worked (well enough).

> True, but in this case you are voicing concern about the potential
> breakage of something which was always known to be bad practice,
> fragile and unreliable.
> Your expression of concern is noted, but with about as much sympathy
> as is granted to those who express concern because kernel headers
> which they were including from userspace have changed.
> Yes, it breaks if you invent you own makefiles. We knew that. Don't
> Do That Then -- or if you must, then just deal with it breaking in
> the kernel-de-jour.

Fair enough.

> 'make -C $LINUXDIR SUBDIRS=$PWD modules' has worked for as long as
> I can remember; it's not new in 2.5. It's _always_ been the only
> reliable way to get kernel modules to build with the correct
> options.

Since Linux 2.2 and including any specifics involved in the process of
customizing CFLAGS, ...? If that's the case, I admit ignorance and ask
that my earlier remarks be ignored.

christian zander
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