Re: [PATCH][SPARSE] Runtime detection of gcc include paths

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Sun Jun 08 2003 - 22:51:18 EST

Followup to: <>
By author: Linus Torvalds <>
In newsgroup:
> On Sun, 8 Jun 2003, Ryan Anderson wrote:
> >
> > This uses the same method as previously was used, it just performs the
> > lookup at runtime.
> I much prefer a compile-time thing.
> Performance is, to me, paramount for "checker". I don't want to slow it
> down, I'm hoping that some day we can just enable C=1 by default in the
> kernel build (this is a _long_ time off, though, don't you all start
> worrying now).
> I don't see anything wrong with a compile/install time thing, that is,
> after all, how gcc too works.

Both of these seem a little unnecessary. Why not pass this stuff on
the command line, and have the top-level Makefile extract the paths
into a command-line argument?


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