Re: dontdiff has unfixable problems

Date: Mon Aug 28 2000 - 09:18:09 EST

> On Thu, Aug 24, 2000 at 01:48:34PM -0500, Michael Elizabeth Chastain wrote:
> > This came up at the kbuild birds-of-a-feather meeting at Linux
> > World Expo last week.
> >
> > Here's my thought for 2.5: all, and I mean *all*, generated files
> > should match a small *documented* set of patterns. Something on
> > the order of:
> >
> > -X '*.[osi]' -X 'Generated/'
> so which are autogenerated files ? only those generated during the build
> process or things like drivers/char/defkeymap.c as well ?
> > This would enable "make clean" to be small and simple. More importantly,
> > it would allow people to create "dontdiff" files, .cvsignore files,
> > and any other source management files that they want.
> I think it would be more important to allow building outside of the source
> directory - it seems to work reasonably well for gcc, glibc, and binutils,
> and it would solve the generated files problem nicely (not that having
> consistent names wouldn't be nice as well).

In other words, you advocate being able to build with source files in a
read-only filesystem?


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