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Subject[kbuild] Re: linux-next: build failure after merge of the tip tree

* Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> On Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:42:59 +1100 Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
> >
> > After merging the tip tree, today's linux-next build (x86_64 allmodconfig)
> > failed like this:
> >
> > x86_64-linux-gcc: arch/x86/lib/memmove_64.c: No such file or directory
> >
> > Caused by commit 9599ec0471deae24044241e2173090d2cbc0e899 ("x86-64, mem:
> > Convert memmove() to assembly file and fix return value bug") interacting
> > with our build system.
> >
> > After removing arch/x86/lib/.memmove_64.o.cmd (left over from the build
> > before merging the tip tree) from my object tree, it built correctly.
>
> I am still getting this (of course).

You reported this as a -tip build failure - but it appears to be some sort of kbuild
bug/artifact, right? There was a leftover .memmove_64.o.cmd file from an old tree.

When jumping between kernel versions via git checkout a 'make mrproper' is generally
needed. In most cases 'make' will figure things out but it's not always guaranteed.

So for example there are version transitions where a stale include/asm links could
cause build problems.

Thanks,

Ingo


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