Re: Linux-2.0.27 and 2.1.14

Ion Badulescu (
Sun, 1 Dec 1996 15:34:51 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 1 Dec 1996, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Oops. The new and improved "mkdep.c" is no longer very forgiving about
> header files that do not exist, and the net_alias.c file has a few
> #include's that are used for user-level debugging but do not exist in the
> kernel.
> Fix: remove the stuff that is within the ALIAS_USER_LAND_DEBUG in
> net_alias.c, redo the dependencies and go..
> (alternatively you can put the comment /*nodep*/ btween the #-mark and the
> "include", which forces mkdep to ignore the dependency)

Actually, it might be more apropriate to fix the "new and improved"
mkdep.c :-) Patch follows...

[Explanation: there is no need for mkdep to create additional problems
with header files - the compile will fail anyway if a needed header file
is missing. So, if mkdep can't access a file at `make depend' time, it
simply skips it]


  It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool,
            than to open it and remove all doubt.

--- linux/scripts/mkdep.c.old Sun Dec 1 15:24:50 1996 +++ linux/scripts/mkdep.c Sun Dec 1 15:28:01 1996 @@ -40,6 +40,8 @@ memcpy(path->buffer+plen, name, len); len += plen; path->buffer[len] = '\0'; + if (access(path->buffer, F_OK)) + return; if (!hasdep) { hasdep = 1;