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Date:   Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:42:48 +0000
From:   Ben Hutchings <ben.hutchings@...ethink.co.uk>
To:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     stable@...r.kernel.org, Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@...hat.com>,
        Mike Rapoport <rppt@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
        "Dr. David Alan Gilbert" <dgilbert@...hat.com>,
        Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@...cle.com>,
        Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@...allels.com>,
        Hillf Danton <hillf.zj@...baba-inc.com>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Sasha Levin <alexander.levin@...izon.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4.4 020/115] userfaultfd: selftest: vm: allow to build
 in vm/ directory

On Mon, 2017-12-18 at 16:48 +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> 4.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
> 
> ------------------
> 
> From: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@...hat.com>
> 
> 
> [ Upstream commit 46aa6a302b53f543f8e8b8e1714dc5e449ad36a6 ]
> 
> linux/tools/testing/selftests/vm $ make
> 
>   gcc -Wall -I ../../../../usr/include     compaction_test.c -lrt -o /compaction_test
>   /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/4.9.4/../../../../x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/bin/ld: cannot open output file /compaction_test: Permission denied
>   collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
>   make: *** [../lib.mk:54: /compaction_test] Error 1
> 
> Since commit a8ba798bc8ec ("selftests: enable O and KBUILD_OUTPUT")
> selftests/vm build fails if run from the "selftests/vm" directory, but
> it works in the selftests/ directory.  It's quicker to be able to do a
> local vm-only build after a tree wipe and this patch allows for it
> again.

That commit is not included in 4.4 and nothing under
tools/testing/selftests uses the OUTPUT variable that this defines.

Ben.

[...]
> --- a/tools/testing/selftests/vm/Makefile
> +++ b/tools/testing/selftests/vm/Makefile
> @@ -1,5 +1,9 @@
>  # Makefile for vm selftests
>  
> +ifndef OUTPUT
> +  OUTPUT := $(shell pwd)
> +endif
> +
>  CFLAGS = -Wall -I ../../../../usr/include $(EXTRA_CFLAGS)
>  BINARIES = compaction_test
>  BINARIES += hugepage-mmap
> 
> 
> 
-- 
Ben Hutchings
Software Developer, Codethink Ltd.

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