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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kbuild: create a build directory automatically for out-of-tree build
On 2014-04-01 19:44, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On 03/31/2014 01:36 PM, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
>> In the past I have rejected such patches - but today I fail to recall why.
>
> I believe that it was due this kind of patch allowing typos to cause
> builds that one does not want to make.
>
> E.g., if I already have O=OUT1 directory and I mistype O=OUT2, this will cause
> a full build (potentially) in OUT2, even if it should do a small rebuild in
> OUT1 instead.

I thought about this possibility before applying the patch. But if this
happens, then a build in the mistyped directory will immediately fail
due to lack of .config.

Michal



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