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Date:   Sat, 2 Oct 2021 09:01:38 +0530
From:   Ajay Garg <ajaygargnsit@...il.com>
To:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-pci@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Recommended way to do kernel-development for static modules

Hello All,

Let's say, I want to make a simple printk change to drivers/pci/bus.c,
compile it, load it, test it.

Now, since bus.o is built as a result of CONFIG_PCI=y in
drivers/pci/Makefile, so this module is statically built, and as a
result doing a "make M=drivers/pci" does-not-pick-up-the-change /
have-any-effect.

Doing a simple "make" takes too long, everytime for even a trivial change.


So, what is the recommended way to do kernel-development for static modules?


Will be grateful for pointers.


Thanks and Regards,
Ajay

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