[PATCH -next 2/2] kbuild: fix for updated LZ4 tool with the new streaming format

Andrew Morton akpm at linux-foundation.org
Thu Jul 18 03:52:03 EDT 2013

On Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:47:02 +0200 "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr> wrote:

> > 
> > I prefer the "option exec" approach, actually.  That way the shell-outs
> > are colocated with the code which uses
> Indeed, but in this case, all the checks will be spread-out in the Kconfig
> files, and not easily locatable. Having all in a single script will also
> more easily raise eyebrows when that script appears in a diffstat. Noticing
> the 'exec' option risks being a bit less easy.

Eh, there are a million ways to screw up the kernel.

> But, that's not my call to decide. ;-)
> > them and they will only be executed
> > if you've actually selected that subsystem for building (I think?).
> If I understand the code correctly (which is still to be proven), the
> exec option is run at parse-time, once.

Yes, but not every Kconfig file in the tree gets parsed every time. 
For example, if arch/arm/Kconfig uses "option exec=some-slow-thing",
x86 users won't execute some-slow-thing.  This is good.

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