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

From: Daniel Jacobowitz
Date: Fri Apr 29 2005 - 17:28:20 EST

On Fri, Apr 29, 2005 at 11:00:53PM +0200, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> 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.

You could drop it into a file unrelated to .config or Makefile; that
might be simpler.

Daniel Jacobowitz
CodeSourcery, LLC
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