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Subject[PATCH] kbuild: make samples depend on headers_install really
Kernel headers must be installed into $(objtree)/usr/include to avoid
the build failure of samples.

Commit ddea05fa148b ("kbuild: make samples depend on headers_install")
addressed this, but "samples/" is only used for the single target build.

"make samples/" correctly installs kernel headers, but it does not
work for general building because a phony target "sample" (no tailing
backslash) is used.

Reported-by: David Howells <>
Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <>

Makefile | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index 7a3c454..1e47d13 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -1009,9 +1009,10 @@ ifdef CONFIG_GDB_SCRIPTS
+$(call if_changed,link-vmlinux)

-# Build samples along the rest of the kernel
+# Build samples along the rest of the kernel. This needs headers_install.
vmlinux-dirs += samples
+samples: headers_install

# The actual objects are generated when descending,
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