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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] tools top level makefile cleanup

To: Hollis Blanchard <hollisb@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] tools top level makefile cleanup
From: Christian Limpach <christian.limpach@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 22:35:11 +0000
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On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 15:17:53 -0600, Hollis Blanchard <hollisb@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wednesday 23 March 2005 15:11, Christian Limpach wrote:
> > At least you didn't try to go down the insane "try to make everything
> > build in parallel" road, it might work for the tools but you need to
> > be careful to make sure that targets which other targets depend on get
> > built first.  None of the fancy Makefile tricks which other people
> > have posted seem to take this into account :-(
> That is explicitly described in the GNU make manual; see the "foo: baz" line
> here:
> http://www.gnu.org/software/make/manual/html_chapter/make_4.html#SEC41
> So that seems to be a very small problem...

I know how Makefile dependencies work, thank you.  The point I was
trying to make was that all the sophisticated Makefile solutions to
support parallel builds are nice, but they are useless to us unless
someone provides a complete patch which includes correct dependency

I like the original patch (except for the small check install
oversight), since it's simple and I can convince myself that it is
correct.  I'm not sure it is needed right now though.  One example
would be that it has the potential to break patches applied when
building packages.


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