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Date:	Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:13:18 -0700
From:	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...radead.org>
To:	Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org>
CC:	Michal Marek <mmarek@...e.cz>,
	linux-kbuild <linux-kbuild@...r.kernel.org>,
	lkml <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Thierry Reding <thierry.reding@...il.com>,
	Stephen Rothwell <sfr@...b.auug.org.au>,
	David Herrmann <dh.herrmann@...glemail.com>,
	Jiri Kosina <jkosina@...e.cz>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/6] samples: refactor Makefile

On 07/13/14 12:52, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> Hi Randy - thanks for the feedback.
> 
> On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 12:25:33PM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
>> On 07/13/14 11:42, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
>>> Use one line per module/program in Makefile.
>>> This style is easier to read/extend.
>>>
>>> Introduce inverse xmas style sorting.
>>
>> google search couldn't tell me what that means and I cannot
>> deduce it from the new Makefile ordering (if there is some ordering).
>> Please explain.
> 
> Sort by length - with longest entry first. Like an xmas tree upside-down.
> For entries with same lenght sort alphabetically.
> 
> Advocated in some places for includes and other places for local variables.
> 
> One recent reference is for example this:
> http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=140510662905580&w=2
> 
> I will rephrase it like this:
> 
> # Sort entries using inverse xmas style:
> # Longest entries first, alphabetically when legth is the same.

                                               length

> 
> OK?

Yes.  Thanks.

> 	Sam
> 
> 
> 
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>>> This may prevent some merge conflicts in the future
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org>
>>> ---
>>>  samples/Makefile | 15 +++++++++++++--
>>>  1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/samples/Makefile b/samples/Makefile
>>> index 1a60c62..7c08028 100644
>>> --- a/samples/Makefile
>>> +++ b/samples/Makefile
>>> @@ -1,4 +1,15 @@
>>>  # Makefile for Linux samples code
>>> +# Sort entries using inverse xmas style
>>> +#
>>> +# kernel modules
>>> +obj-$(CONFIG_SAMPLES) += hw_breakpoint/
>>> +obj-$(CONFIG_SAMPLES) += trace_events/
>>> +obj-$(CONFIG_SAMPLES) += kprobes/
>>> +obj-$(CONFIG_SAMPLES) += kobject/
>>> +obj-$(CONFIG_SAMPLES) += kfifo/
>>> +obj-$(CONFIG_SAMPLES) += rpmsg/
>>> +obj-$(CONFIG_SAMPLES) += kdb/
>>>  
>>> -obj-$(CONFIG_SAMPLES)	+= kobject/ kprobes/ trace_events/ \
>>> -			   hw_breakpoint/ kfifo/ kdb/ hidraw/ rpmsg/ seccomp/
>>> +# user space programs
>>> +obj-$(CONFIG_SAMPLES) += seccomp/
>>> +obj-$(CONFIG_SAMPLES) += hidraw/


-- 
~Randy
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