Re: source dependencies cleanup?

Andrew E. Mileski (
Tue, 3 Dec 1996 16:32:20 -0500 (EST)

> Out of interest why doesn't the kernel use -MD to generate dependancies
> on the fly.
> If the answer is that we don't want to be tied to gcc then I would suggest
> that it's already too late for that.

I _think_ the answer is, GCC is simply too slow. The 'mkdep.c' utility
doesn't have all the baggage of GCC, and is very fast.

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project
XFree86 Matrox Team