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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [RFC] drm: rcar-du: keep temporary dtb files around during build
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Hi Arnd,

On Friday, 16 March 2018 10:25:25 EET Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 2:39 AM, <Frank.Rowand@sony.com> wrote:
> > On Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:37 AM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> >> The *.dtb and *.dtb.S files get removed by 'make' during the build
> >> process,
> >> and later seem to be missed during the 'modpost' stage:
> >>
> >> rm drivers/gpu/drm/rcar-du/rcar_du_of_lvds_r8a7795.dtb
> >> drivers/gpu/drm/rcar-du/rcar_du_of_lvds_r8a7791.dtb
> >> drivers/gpu/drm/rcar-du/rcar_du_of_lvds_r8a7791.dtb.S
> >> drivers/gpu/drm/rcar-du/rcar_du_of_lvds_r8a7795.dtb.S
> >> drivers/gpu/drm/rcar-du/rcar_du_of_lvds_r8a7790.dtb.S
> >> drivers/gpu/drm/rcar-du/rcar_du_of_lvds_r8a7793.dtb
> >> drivers/gpu/drm/rcar-du/rcar_du_of_lvds_r8a7796.dtb
> >> drivers/gpu/drm/rcar-du/rcar_du_of_lvds_r8a7790.dtb
> >> drivers/gpu/drm/rcar-du/rcar_du_of_lvds_r8a7796.dtb.S
> >> drivers/gpu/drm/rcar-du/rcar_du_of_lvds_r8a7793.dtb.S
> >> WARNING: could not open
> >> drivers/gpu/drm/rcar-du/rcar_du_of_lvds_r8a7790.dtb.S: No such file or
> >> directory
> >>
> >> As a workaround, this adds all those files to the 'extra-y' target list,
> >> but that's really ugly. Any ideas for a better fix?
> >
> > Does this work for you (untested, but the way it is done in
> > drivers/of/unittest-data/Makefile):
> >
> > .PRECIOUS: \
> >
> > $(obj)/%.dtb.S \
> > $(obj)/%.dtb
>
> Yes, that works and looks much better than my version.

Thank you for your patch, and sorry for breaking the build. Do you plan to
submit a new version based on Frank's approach ?

--
Regards,

Laurent Pinchart

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