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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] make: add modules_update target
    On Fri, Apr 14, 2006 at 07:33:39PM -0500, Dustin Kirkland wrote:
    > It looks like it may not be easy to drop in modules_update as a more
    > efficient alternative to modules_install, but note that is not the patch
    > that Kylie submitted...
    The problem to be solved is the long time it takes to do
    "make modules_install" when working on a single module.
    Instead of bringing in more or less complex solutions what about
    extending "make dir/module.ko" to include the installation of the
    module.

    Something like:
    "make MI=1 dir/module.ko"
    where MI=1 tells us to install the said module.

    I'm not particular found of the syntax - anyone with a better proposal?

    Untested sample patch below.

    Sam

    diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
    index fc8e08c..0c0649c 100644
    --- a/Makefile
    +++ b/Makefile
    @@ -1312,6 +1312,11 @@ # Modules
    $(Q)$(MAKE) KBUILD_MODULES=$(if $(CONFIG_MODULES),1) \
    $(build)=$(build-dir) $(@:.ko=.o)
    $(Q)$(MAKE) -rR -f $(srctree)/scripts/Makefile.modpost
    +ifneq ($(MI),)
    + cp $@ $(MODLIB)/kernel/$(dir $@)
    + if [ -r System.map -a -x $(DEPMOD) ]; then \
    + $(DEPMOD) -ae -F System.map $(depmod_opts) $(KERNELRELEASE); fi
    +endif

    # FIXME Should go into a make.lib or something
    # ===========================================================================
    -
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