Build failure on

David Gibson david at
Wed Oct 10 12:35:15 EST 2007

On Tue, Oct 09, 2007 at 11:06:05AM -0500, Timur Tabi wrote:
> David Gibson wrote:
> > Policy.  Compiling everything means build bugs - like this one - can
> > be found by everybody, not just those building for the specific
> > obscure platform.
> Is this a new policy?  Modules in the kernel are not built unless you want 
> them.  Even in arch/powerpc/platforms, only the specific platform file I'm 
> targeting is built.  So I don't really understand why you claim it's normal 
> for platform-specific files to be built, regardless of the actual
> platform.

It has been policy as long as we've had the platform+library structure
in arch/powerpc/boot.

> And frankly, I don't like this "policy".  Build bugs for 4xx should not 
> interfere in my 83xx development.  I can't build any kernels now because of 
> this bug!

Argue with Paulus.

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