[coreboot] Buildrom seems more fragile

Myles Watson mylesgw at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 17:16:51 CEST 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ward Vandewege [mailto:ward at gnu.org]
> Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 9:12 AM
> To: Myles Watson
> Cc: 'Coreboot'
> Subject: Re: [coreboot] Buildrom seems more fragile
> On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 08:53:19AM -0600, Myles Watson wrote:
> > > Hmm. I've always had to do a make distclean && make to make sure that
> > > everything went well.
> > >
> > > I'd argue this is a bug that needs fixing :)
> >
> > I think it has to do with the .stamps/ files.  Because they aren't
> removed
> > during make clean, dependencies on the stamps make the next steps
> continue.
> Yeah, that's not good, we should be removing those .configured files etc.
> That's probably going to fix 'make clean', but it still won't fix 'make'.

I thought make was broken because make clean was broken, but I could be
wrong.  I have more trouble when I use make clean then when I just run make

> Should we automatically do a 'make clean' as part of every 'make' call?

I'd hate to do that.  When I'm testing the tyan boards I don't want to make
the kernel every time.  Make clean removes the entire deploy directory.

Another problem we have is that we never check to see if
deploy/$(PAYLOAD)-payload.elf is old.  This leads to some unexpected
behavior for me.


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