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Subject[PATCH 5.5 167/367] samples/bpf: Dont try to remove users homedir on clean
From: Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <>

commit b2e5e93ae8af6a34bca536cdc4b453ab1e707b8b upstream.

The 'clean' rule in the samples/bpf Makefile tries to remove backup
files (ending in ~). However, if no such files exist, it will instead try
to remove the user's home directory. While the attempt is mostly harmless,
it does lead to a somewhat scary warning like this:

rm: cannot remove '~': Is a directory

Fix this by using find instead of shell expansion to locate any actual
backup files that need to be removed.

Fixes: b62a796c109c ("samples/bpf: allow make to be run from samples/bpf/ directory")
Signed-off-by: Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <>
Signed-off-by: Alexei Starovoitov <>
Acked-by: Jesper Dangaard Brouer <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

samples/bpf/Makefile | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/samples/bpf/Makefile
+++ b/samples/bpf/Makefile
@@ -251,7 +251,7 @@ all:

$(MAKE) -C ../../ M=$(CURDIR) clean
- @rm -f *~
+ @find $(CURDIR) -type f -name '*~' -delete

# Fix up variables inherited from Kbuild that tools/ build system won't like

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