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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] bootconfig: Support O=<builddir> option
Hi Randy,

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 5:53 AM Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org> wrote:
> On 3/4/20 7:17 PM, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > On Wed, 4 Mar 2020 15:04:43 -0800
> > Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org> wrote:
> >
> >> On 3/3/20 3:24 AM, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
> >>> Support O=<builddir> option to build bootconfig tool in
> >>> the other directory. As same as other tools, if you specify
> >>> O=<builddir>, bootconfig command is build under <builddir>.
> >>
> >> Hm. If I use
> >> $ make O=~/tmp -C tools/bootconfig
> >>
> >> that works: it builds bootconfig in ~/tmp.
> >>
> >> OTOH, if I sit at the top of the kernel source tree
> >> and I enter
> >> $ mkdir builddir
> >> $ make O=builddir -C tools/bootconfig
> >>
> >> I get this:
> >> make: Entering directory '/home/rdunlap/lnx/next/linux-next-20200304/tools/bootconfig'
> >> ../scripts/Makefile.include:4: *** O=builddir does not exist. Stop.
> >> make: Leaving directory '/home/rdunlap/lnx/next/linux-next-20200304/tools/bootconfig'
> >>
> >> so it looks like tools/scripts/Makefile.include doesn't handle this case correctly
> >> (which is how I do all of my builds).
> >>
> >
> > Do you build perf that way?
>
> No. It should also be fixed.

There are lots of issues when (cross)building the tools and selftest with O=.
I tried to fix some of them a while ago, but I lost interest.
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20190114135144.26096-1-geert+renesas@glider.be/

The only thing you can rely on when (cross)building with O=, is the kernel
itself ;-)

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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