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    SubjectRe: [KBUILD] allow any PHONY in if_changed_dep
    On Sat, Jul 01, 2006 at 04:16:56AM -0500, Milton Miller wrote:
    > While all the if_changed family filter $(PHONY) from the list of newer
    > files, if_changed_dep was only filtering FORCE from the list of all
    > dependents. This resulted in forced recompile every time.

    I see where you are heading with this. But on the principle of minimal
    suprise this is not good. Why does it not include file.o in the link
    when I mark it phony?

    The root cause is buried in the powerpc/boot/Makefile restructuring.
    I do not see what is wrong with current approch if you do a simple
    s/cmd/if_changed/g and then assign targets += <relevant targets>

    You need to post a full diff of the Makefile before I can give better

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