Support for building individual .ko's would be nice :-)

From: Pekka Pietikainen
Date: Tue Apr 20 2004 - 14:02:00 EST

I was told you're the man to bug about this :-)

Having a slow box, a vendor kernel (+ kernel-source package with config
for it) and a need to modify one line of a module, recompile it,
replace existing module with it and continue business as usual
made me notice kbuild doesn't seem to have a facility for this.

What would be nice is (say)

cp configs/xxx-i686.config .config
emacs drivers/media/dvb/frontends/ves1820.c
make drivers/media/dvb/frontends/ves1820.ko
cp ves1820.ko /lib/modules/...
rmmod ves1820; modprobe ves1820

Or am I missing something obvious that let me get just that one .ko
without recompiling just about everything? (.o is easy, but that's
not very useful :-) )

Pekka Pietikainen
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