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    SubjectRe: How to check if kernel sources are installed on a system?
    Brian F. G. Bidulock wrote:
    > Arjan,
    > On Mon, 29 May 2006, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    >> external modules shouldn't care, they really really should inherit the
    >> cflags from the kernel's makefiles at which point.. the thing is moot.
    > Yes, and ultimately the kernel's makefile (if present) are the best
    > place to get CFLAGS from. However, the task of ensuring that the
    > correct Makefile is present and that the correct configuration
    > information is feeding it (back to .config) is distribution specific
    > and not always straightforward.
    > --brian

    How about external modules that have a kernel dependant part and kernel
    independant part?. Kernel independant part could live in a separate tree and
    has its own makefiles.

    But regparm requires that ALL parts linked into the module need to have regparm
    defined. So it's another headache to write makefiles for the kernel independant
    part to figure out if the distro support regparm or not.

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