I've been putzing around with the symbols exported in
fs/proc/procfs_syms.c under 2.0.35. I notice that when I first
rebuild the kernel (with make zImage) after making a change to this
file, it recompiles (essentially) only this file, and then links the
new kernel. However, if I rebuild immediately again, without touching
anything, it recompiles most of the kernel. I would expect it to
I don't understand why this happens. Is it safe to recompile only
once after touching fs/proc/procfs_syms, or should I always rebuild
from scratch? Why are the make dependencies weak in this case?
(Should I do a make depend after touching fs/proc/procfs_syms?)
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