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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kbuild: check arch/$(SRCARCH)/include/generated before out-of-tree build
Hi Yamada-san,

On Tue, Jul 9, 2019 at 2:22 PM Masahiro Yamada
<yamada.masahiro@socionext.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 9, 2019 at 5:31 PM Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org> wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 12:45 PM Masahiro Yamada
> > <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com> wrote:
> > > After cross-compiling the kernel, "make mrproper" should be executed
> > > with the proper ARCH= option. Otherwise, stale objects will remain
> > > under arch/$(SRCARCH)/.
> > >
> > > One bad scenario is like this:
> > >
> > > $ make ARCH=arm defconfig all # cross-compile the kernel for arm
> > > $ make mrproper # mrproper for host-arch (i.e. x86)
> > > $ make ARCH=arm O=build_dir defconfig all
> > >
> > > If you miss ARCH= for mrproper and cross-compile the kernel with O=
> > > and ARCH= options, Kbuild will happily start to build, but may fail
> > > due to stale objects in the srctree.
> > >
> > > If $(srctree)/arch/$(SRCARCH)/include/generated/ exists, let's stop
> > > the out-of-tree build. To detect this, mrproper should clean only
> > > arch/$(SRCARCH)/include/generated/.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com>
> > > ---
> > >
> > > Makefile | 6 ++++--
> > > 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
> > > index 10643c3..17945ce 100644
> > > --- a/Makefile
> > > +++ b/Makefile
> > > @@ -1091,7 +1091,9 @@ PHONY += prepare archprepare prepare1 prepare3
> > > prepare3: include/config/kernel.release
> > > ifneq ($(srctree),.)
> > > @$(kecho) ' Using $(srctree) as source for kernel'
> > > - $(Q)if [ -f $(srctree)/.config -o -d $(srctree)/include/config ]; then \
> > > + $(Q)if [ -f $(srctree)/.config -o \
> > > + -d $(srctree)/include/config -o \
> > > + -d $(srctree)/arch/$(SRCARCH)/include/generated ]; then \
> > > echo >&2 " $(srctree) is not clean, please run 'make mrproper'"; \
> > > echo >&2 " in the '$(srctree)' directory.";\
> >
> > This took me a bit to find out what was wrong...
> >
> > Usually I don't run "make mrproper", as it removes files I may want to
> > keep (e.g. tags). Hence I ran "git ls-files -o | grep m68k | xargs rm"
> > (I usually build in separate output directories), confirmed with "git
> > ls-files -o" there were no remaining build artefacts, and was surprised
> > to discover I still got the error message above?!?
> >
> > Apparently arch/m68k/include/generated was still present, but as "git
> > ls-files -o" only shows files, not directories, it was not listed.
> > Perhaps the directory checks above can be changed to directory exists
> > _and_ is not empty?
>
> No.
>
> Since you did not run mrproper,
> Kbuild _correctly_ showed error.
> This is the expected and correct behavior. :)
>
> The upstream kernel is not a place
> to be customized for your workflow. Sorry.
>
>
> Every developer has a set of handy custom commands.
>
> Since you are already running a long command,
> why don't you add one more line, and put in ~/.bash_aliases or somewhere?
>
> my_mrproper()
> {
> git ls-files -o | grep m68k | xargs rm
> rm -rf arch/m68k/include/generated
> }

Please note this was not part of my standard workflow, so I don't have a
script for it. I just happened to had done a quick test build in my
kernel source tree repository before, and had forgotten about that.

So IMHO this is more of a usability issue: it is difficult to find out
what is wrong, and how to solve it, as "git ls-files -o" doesn't give a
clue. And running "make mrproper" doesn't help.

Perhaps the message should be changed to

$(srctree) is not clean, please run 'make ARCH=$(SRCARCH) mrproper'"

instead?

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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