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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kbuild: Fail the build early when no lz4 present
On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 5:54 PM Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 01:26:23PM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> > So, the cause of the failure is clear enough
> > from the build log.
>
> Sure but it wasts unnecessary build cycles and appears only after all
> the compilation units have been produced.


Not a waste of time.

Install lz4c, and run 'make' again.
Almost all objects have been built there,
so you will finish it soon.

If you are building up a compile-test machine,
you will probably need to install various tools anyway.

I do not want to add ugly checks in random places.


> > It is weird to check only lz4c.
> > If CONFIG_KERNEL_LZO is enabled, but lzop is not installed,
> > I see this log
> >
> > LZO arch/x86/boot/compressed/vmlinux.bin.lzo
> > /bin/sh: 1: lzop: not found
> >
> > It is still clear what to do, though.
>
> Right, we should test for that too. Unless distros start installing it
> by default. It is not installed by default on a debian guest here, at
> least.
>
> SLES15 either:
>
> $ lzop
> If 'lzop' is not a typo you can use command-not-found to lookup the package that contains it, like this:
> cnf lzop
>
> > Is it necessary to check this earlier?
>
> Yes, see above.
>
> > If you get this error, you just need to install the tool.
> > Then, you can re-run the incremental build.
>
> Actually, I'd prefer the build to fail early so that machine can
> continue with the next build.
>
> > BTW, this patch has a drawback.
> >
> > [1] Enable CONFIG_KERNEL_LZ4 on the system
> > without lz4c installed
> >
> > [2] Run 'make' and you will get the error
> > "lz4 tool not found on this system but CONFIG_KERNEL_LZ4 enabled"
> >
> > [3] Run 'make menuconfig' and
> > switch from CONFIG_KERNEL_LZ4 to CONFIG_KERNEL_GZIP
> >
> > [4] Run 'make' and you will still get the same error
> > even after you have chosen to use GZIP instead of LZ4.
>
> Well, there's code in Makefile to refresh include/config/auto.conf but
> for whatever reason that make in step 4 doesn't run it.
>
> And *that* looks like a bug - if a user runs "make menuconfig" and
> .config gets updated, then include/config/auto.conf better get updated
> too. Right?

Not a bug.
include/config/auto.conf gets updates.

But the top Makefile is parsed twice
with a stale auto.conf, and with a fresh auto.conf

It is wrong to add $(error ...)
in the plain context in the top Makefile.



> Thx.
>
> --
> Regards/Gruss,
> Boris.
>
> Good mailing practices for 400: avoid top-posting and trim the reply.



--
Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

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