Re: [PATCH] preserve ARCH and CROSS_COMPILE in the build directory generated Makefile

From: Sam Ravnborg
Date: Fri Apr 29 2005 - 16:11:56 EST

On Fri, Apr 29, 2005 at 01:35:33PM +0200, Pavel Pisa wrote:
> This patch ensures, that architecture and target cross-tools prefix
> is preserved in the Makefile generated in the build directory for
> out of source tree kernel compilation. This prevents accidental
> screwing of configuration and builds for the case, that make without
> full architecture specific options is invoked in the build
> directory. It is secure use accustomed "make", "make xconfig",
> etc. without fear and special care now.

Hi Pavel.
I will not apply this path because it introduce a difference when
building usign a separate output direcory compared to an in-tree build.

I have briefly looked into a solution where I could add this information
in .config but was sidetracked by other stuff so I newer got it working.

The build system for the kernel needs to be as predictable as possible
and introducing functionality that is only valid when using a separate
output directory does not help here.

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