Re: 2.5 Changes doc update.

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Wed Dec 11 2002 - 13:13:37 EST

On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 06:07:19PM +0000, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 12:58:10PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > I think the coolest things (to me) of the new build system need to be
> > noted too,
> >
> > - "make" is now the preferred target; it does <arch-zimage> and modules.
> > - "make -jN" is now the preferred parallel-make execution. Do not
> > bother to provide "MAKE=xxx".
> Yup. Added. Thanks.
> Something else that I've noticed (but not found documented) is that
> make dep seems to be automagickly done somewhen. An explicit make dep
> takes about a second, and doesn't seem to do much at all.

I would check with Kai on that... IIRC there _is_ a purpose to "make
dep", creating some file that's needed before the build process begins.
Maybe that's fixed now...

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