make -j12 all fails in uImage target

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at
Mon Feb 7 10:43:11 EST 2005

On Sun, 2005-02-06 at 23:53 +0100, Sam Ravnborg wrote:

> The problem is that the images/ sub directory is visited before the
> prerequisites are finished.
> I have no good way to debug this - I can see it based on the Makefile and
> the output Olaf included.
> Also the problem Olaf describe is just a cp of a half finished file.

We had a similar problem with paul recently where the build worked but
the resulting zImage contained a corrupted file as the
objcopy/gzip/whatever wasn't fully finished when the zImage file got
> So the fix is to let the images/ directory depends on the rest of the
> directories.
> Something like this may do the trick:

We should maybe also have an explicit dependency on vmlinux no ? Or is
this handled already for the boot dir as a whole ?

> $(obj)/images: $(addprefix $(obj)/,$(subdir-y) $(bootdir-y))
> 	$(Q)$(MAKE) $(build)=$@
> And then delete the assignment of images to subdir-y
> Another solution would be to get rid on the images/ drectory and place
> outputfiles where they are being built.
> 	Sam
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