Re: [PATCH 6/7] kbuild: make source and include paths absolute

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Thu May 22 2008 - 23:19:09 EST

On Mon, 19 May 2008 10:44:56 +0200 Peter Oberparleiter <peter.oberparleiter@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Peter Oberparleiter <peter.oberparleiter@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Change all source and include paths to absolute form when
> Example:
> gcc -Idir1 -c a.c -o a.o
> will become
> gcc -I/path/to/dir1 -c /path/to/a.c -o a.o
> Required by the gcov profiling infrastructure: when compiling with
> option -fprofile-arcs, gcc stores file names inside object files.
> Relative paths prevent the gcov tool from finding corresponding source
> files.

I don't like this. It converts the compiler error messages from
relative paths to absolute paths which is rather obnoxious when
all kernel developent is (or should be) base-directory-agnostic.

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