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Date:   Mon, 28 Dec 2020 16:18:03 +0100
From:   Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@...il.com>
To:     Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@...nel.org>
Cc:     linux-kbuild@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Linux 5.11-rc1

On Mon, Dec 28, 2020 at 9:04 AM Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@...il.com> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Dec 28, 2020 at 8:30 AM Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@...il.com> wrote:
> >
> > [ Please CC me I am not subscribed to LKML and linux-kbuild ML ]
> >
> > Hi Linus, Hi Mashiro,
> >
> > thanks for the Linux v5.11-rc1 release.
> >
> > With a new release I always do my first builds with my distro's
> > default compiler and linker (GCC v10.2.1 and GNU/ld BFD v2.35.1).
> > ( It's approx. 40% faster than LLVM toolchain v11.0.1-rc2 here on
> > Debian/testing AMD64. )
> >
> > The only warning I see for the first time (with v5.10.3 not observed):
> >
> >   sh ./scripts/depmod.sh depmod 5.11.0-rc1-1-amd64-gcc10-bfd
> > Warning: 'make modules_install' requires depmod. Please install it.
> > This is probably in the kmod package.
> >
> > The only change I see in this area is:
> >
> > 436e980e2ed5 kbuild: don't hardcode depmod path
> >
> > depmod from kmod Debian package is placed and I have no /sbin in my
> > user's path (and not before?):
> >
> > $ dpkg -L kmod | grep bin | grep depmod
> > /sbin/depmod
> >
> > $ which depmod
> > [ empty ]
> >
> > $ echo $PATH
> > /opt/proxychains-ng/bin:/home/dileks/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games
> >
> > OK, this is a warning, but might confuse other users.
> >
> > Please, let me know if you need further information and keep me CCed.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Regards,
> > - Sedat -
> >
> > [1] https://git.kernel.org/linus/436e980e2ed526832de822cbf13c317a458b78e1
>
> [ Correct email-address of linux-kbuild ML ]
>
> This might be distro-specific:
>
> [ /etc/login.defs ]
>
> 99:# *REQUIRED*  The default PATH settings, for superuser and normal users.
> 100:#
> 101:# (they are minimal, add the rest in the shell startup files)
> 102:ENV_SUPATH
> PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin
> 103:ENV_PATH    PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games
>
> What is your recommendation?
>

For now, I reverted the above commit and use DEPMOD="/sbin/depmod".

Can I pass DEPMOD="/sbin/depmod" to my make line to override the
default DEPMOD in the top level Makefile?

- Sedat -

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