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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kbuild: Fail the build early when no lz4 present
On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 01:26:23PM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> So, the cause of the failure is clear enough
> from the build log.

Sure but it wasts unnecessary build cycles and appears only after all
the compilation units have been produced.

> It is weird to check only lz4c.
> If CONFIG_KERNEL_LZO is enabled, but lzop is not installed,
> I see this log
> LZO arch/x86/boot/compressed/vmlinux.bin.lzo
> /bin/sh: 1: lzop: not found
> It is still clear what to do, though.

Right, we should test for that too. Unless distros start installing it
by default. It is not installed by default on a debian guest here, at

SLES15 either:

$ lzop
If 'lzop' is not a typo you can use command-not-found to lookup the package that contains it, like this:
cnf lzop

> Is it necessary to check this earlier?

Yes, see above.

> If you get this error, you just need to install the tool.
> Then, you can re-run the incremental build.

Actually, I'd prefer the build to fail early so that machine can
continue with the next build.

> BTW, this patch has a drawback.
> [1] Enable CONFIG_KERNEL_LZ4 on the system
> without lz4c installed
> [2] Run 'make' and you will get the error
> "lz4 tool not found on this system but CONFIG_KERNEL_LZ4 enabled"
> [3] Run 'make menuconfig' and
> [4] Run 'make' and you will still get the same error
> even after you have chosen to use GZIP instead of LZ4.

Well, there's code in Makefile to refresh include/config/auto.conf but
for whatever reason that make in step 4 doesn't run it.

And *that* looks like a bug - if a user runs "make menuconfig" and
.config gets updated, then include/config/auto.conf better get updated
too. Right?



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