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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/12] selftests: Miscellaneous fixes
Hi Yamada-san,

On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 5:15 AM Masahiro Yamada
<yamada.masahiro@socionext.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 10:52 PM Geert Uytterhoeven
> <geert+renesas@glider.be> wrote:
> > This patch series contains several build fixes and cleanups for issues I
> > encountered when trying to cross-build an rtctest binary in a separate
> > output directory (like I use for all my kernel builds).
>
> Geert,
> Thanks for working on this!
>
> My fundamental question is,
> why did tools/ opt out Kbuild?

Good question. I think it originally started as a separate small project.

> I think lots of mess comes in
> in order to support
> cd tools/gpio; make
>
> instead of
>
> make tools/gpio/
>
> Lots of files are duplicated in tools/build/
> in order to invent a different build system for tools/

I agree switching to kbuild would be the best solution.
Unfortunately my kbuild foo is not strong enough...

Thanks!

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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