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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 07/11] kbuild: use 'include' directive to load auto.conf from top Makefile
Hey,

On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 04:46:32PM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> When you build targets that require the kernel configuration, dot-config
> is set to 1, then the top-level Makefile includes auto.conf. However,
> Make considers its inclusion is optional because the '-include' directive
> is used here.
>
> If a necessary configuration file is missing for the external module
> building, the following error message is displayed:
>
> ERROR: Kernel configuration is invalid.
> include/generated/autoconf.h or include/config/auto.conf are missing.
> Run 'make oldconfig && make prepare' on kernel src to fix it.
>
> However, Make still continues building; /bin/false let the creation of
> 'include/config/auto.config' fail, but Make can ignore the error since
> it is included by the '-include' directive.
>
> I guess the reason of using '-include' directive was to suppress
> the warning when you build the kernel from a pristine source tree:
>
> Makefile:605: include/config/auto.conf: No such file or directory
>
> The previous commit made sure include/config/auto.conf exists after
> the 'make *config' stage. Now, we can use the 'include' directive
> without showing the warning.
>
> Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com>
> ---
>
> Changes in v4: None
>
> Makefile | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

This complains here:

[boris@zn: ~/kernel/linux> git clean -dqfx
[boris@zn: ~/kernel/linux> cp ../configs/config-4.19-rc1 .config
'../configs/config-4.19-rc1' -> '.config'
[boris@zn: ~/kernel/linux> make
Makefile:605: include/config/auto.conf: No such file or directory

I guess because I'm skipping the "make oldconfig" step but that should
not be necessary since it should do oldconfig automatically before
building...

It still works - it is just the warning that is new.

Thx.

--
Regards/Gruss,
Boris.

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