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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] selftests: Fix kselftest O=objdir build from cluttering top level objdir
On 3/11/20 4:58 PM, Kevin Hilman wrote:
> Shuah Khan <> writes:
>> make kselftest-all O=objdir builds create generated objects in objdir.
>> This clutters the top level directory with kselftest objects. Fix it
>> to create sub-directory under objdir for kselftest objects.
>> Signed-off-by: Shuah Khan <>
> Only somewhat related to this patch, another problem that wasn't in your
> doci is that the current O= support doesn't support relative paths.

Yes I am aware of it and it is in the document as something that will
be addressed later.

"Note: Relative paths don’t work - supporting relative paths breaks
work-flows e.g:
powerpc. Explore fix. Compile work-flows. Not planning to support at the

> For example, using O=/tmp/build-arm64 works, but O=build-arm64 doesn't.
> Try this:
> $ make ARCH=arm64 HOSTCC=gcc CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu- O=build-arm64 defconfig
> $ make ARCH=arm64 HOSTCC=gcc CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu- O=build-arm64 kselftest-all
> make[1]: Entering directory '/work/kernel/linux/build-arm64'
> make --no-builtin-rules INSTALL_HDR_PATH=$BUILD/usr \
> ARCH=arm64 -C ../../.. headers_install
> make[4]: ../scripts/ No such file or directory
> make[4]: *** No rule to make target '../scripts/'. Stop.
> Makefile:500: recipe for target 'scripts_basic' failed
> make[3]: *** [scripts_basic] Error 2
> Makefile:151: recipe for target 'khdr' failed
> make[2]: *** [khdr] Error 2
> /work/kernel/linux/Makefile:1220: recipe for target 'kselftest-all' failed
> make[1]: *** [kselftest-all] Error 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory '/work/kernel/linux/build-arm64'
> Makefile:179: recipe for target 'sub-make' failed
> make: *** [sub-make] Error 2

I am looking to address build and install issues first.

-- Shuah

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