[PATCH 3/3] aiaiai-make-project: Support non-kernel project builds

Artem Bityutskiy dedekind1 at gmail.com
Wed May 28 00:24:11 PDT 2014

On Tue, 2014-05-27 at 10:56 -0700, Jacob Keller wrote:
> It is often useful to run tests against non-kernel projects, such as
> ethtool. This patch renames aiaiai-make-kernel to aiaiai-make-project,
> and adds support for detecting kernel, ./configure, and ./autogen.sh
> style projects.
> It will be a slow process for actually converting all tools to work with
> non-kernel builds, and various options and documentation are only
> relevant for kernel builds, but this is a small step in the more generic
> direction.
> Signed-off-by: Jacob Keller <jacob.e.keller at intel.com>

I am not sure it having a separate kernel-specific script is a bad idea.
Did you consider adding a _separate_ aiaiai-make-project script, which
will "probe" the source tree, and if it detects that the it is dealing
with Linux kernel, it would just call 'aiaiai-make-kernel', otherwise it
would do a generic build.

Indeed, all the 'O=', 'ARCH=' and other kernel-specific stuff is
probably never going to be needed in the generic script, so why not to
have them separate? There will be some duplication, but probably not
that much.

What do you think?

Best Regards,
Artem Bityutskiy

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