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Date:   Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:19:18 +0900
From:   Sergey Senozhatsky <>
To:     Nicolas Pitre <>
Cc:     Sergey Senozhatsky <>,
        Jarod Wilson <>,
        Michal Marek <>,,,
        Sergey Senozhatsky <>
Subject: Re: [regression ?] kbuild: fix building bzImage with

On (12/10/16 16:04), Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Dec 2016, Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:
> > so this will not install modules:
> >  make prepare; make kernelrelease; make -j4; make prepare; make kernelrelease; make -j4 INSTALL_MOD_PATH=/tmp/MODULES modules_install
> > 
> > and this will:
> >  make prepare; make kernelrelease; make -j4; make kernelrelease; make -j4 INSTALL_MOD_PATH=/tmp/MODULES modules_install
> Right. And this is because of this in the main Makefile:
> # Create temporary dir for module support files
> # clean it up only when building all modules
> cmd_crmodverdir = $(Q)mkdir -p $(MODVERDIR) \
>                   $(if $(KBUILD_MODULES),; rm -f $(MODVERDIR)/*)
> The list of modules to install is created from files found in 
> $(MODVERDIR)/. This is cleared when KBUILD_MODULES is set.  Oddly 
> enough, KBUILD_MODULES is _not_ globally set when building individual 
> modules probably not to clear MODVERDIR. This requires explicit override 
> like in this rule:
> %.ko: prepare scripts FORCE
> 	$(cmd_crmodverdir)
> 	  $(build)=$(build-dir) $(@:.ko=.o)
> One could wonder why $(cmd_crmodverdir) is executed again here given 
> that it is already part of the "prepare" target, but that's an 
> orthogonal issue.
> Another question is whether or not KBUILD_MODULES is the right criteria 
> for clearing MODVERDIR. My first reaction is to say it is not, but I 
> can't come up with anything better at the moment.
> And KBUILD_MODULES must be set for any target that results in 
> vmlinux being built (and there are many of them including arch specific) 
> whenever CONFIG_TRIM_UNUSED_KSYMS=y. Can this be enforced elsewhere in 
> the Makefile, like in the recipe for $(vmlinux-dirs)? I don't know. IMHO 
> this will only make things even less pretty than they are now.
> In the mean time, though, I'm wondering why you have to do "make 
> prepare" twice, or even at all.

well, not that I really wanted to execute it twice, it just was at
the beginning of the build/packaging script that I touched some 6-7
years ago.

> So, given all the above considerations, would it be possible for you to 
> "fix" your build script instead?




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