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SubjectRE: 2.5.x module make questions
Thanks Sam and Robin!  

I read kbuild/makefile.txt several times and could not find the answer fit my need. It looks like I have to change my source tree structure. I was refering to scsi/aic7xxx/ but not getting solution either. Now I am going to look into arch/Makefiles.

Appreciate your help, always!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sam Ravnborg []
> Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 2:09 PM
> To:
> Cc:; Kai Germaschewski
> Subject: Re: 2.5.x module make questions
> On Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 02:45:35PM -0600,
> wrote:
> > Team,
> >
> > I have two questions regarding kbuild.
> > 1, According to doc., makefile can do descending. Could
> make carry ascending?
> Kbuild is not designed to support ascending, and I do not think it is
> possible to tweak it to do so. If you manage to tweak kbuild
> to support it
> do not complain if it breakes. This is not intended neither supported.
> > 2, Does old style of makefile still work (it should
> according to the article of "Driver porting: compiling
> external module")?
> What Corbet suggest in the referenced doc is to have the following:
> here goes old style Makefile
> else
> here goes Kbuild makefile
> endif
> And this is _only_ the topmost makefile. And the oldstyle part is only
> to make it simple to do make -C kernelsrcdir SUBDIRS=$PWD modules
> kbuild does not support old-style Makefiles, but fragments
> are supported.
> May I request you to read Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt - this
> is an up-to-date description of what kbuild supports, and
> what syntax to use.
> The most complex examples of use in the kernel today is some of the
> arch Makefiles. Maybe they can help you?
> > export TOPDIR
> > export CFLAGS
> >
> > all : ag.o
> >
> > ag.o: ../../../../t/s/ts.o ../../../f/c/fc.o
> ../../../f/i/fi.o s/sl.o
> > ld -r -o ag.o ../../../../t/s/ts.o ../../../f/c/fc.o
> ../../../f/i/fi.o s/sl.o
> This looks really ugly. I do not expect kbuild to even get
> close to help
> you here. kbuild is designed around the idea that objects are built
> directory-by-directory, and in the upper level directory the
> are linked.
> What you have surely does not follow that principle.
> > Any suggestion is welcomed. If the kbuild cannot do
> ascending, I have to change the source tree structure but
> that is the least I want to do.
> This is my best suggestion. Follow the normal way of doing
> things in the
> kernel make it easier/possible to use the infrastructure provided
> by the kernel.
> PS. Please also read the paper by Kai Germashewski from OLS -
> see - it provide good background info
> on kbuild.
> Sam
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