> Everyone tells me to do `make clean', `make dep' or something else
> similar when I want to rebuild the kernel. So I will have to spend
> ~30 minutes just compiling the _whole_ kernel.
> If a `make clean' is necessary even when patching (or
> reconfiguring) the kernel, what use are dependencies anyway?
I'm not sure if the make clean is still needed (easily could be), but the
reason is that at one point the dependencies were (are?) broken.
The new kbuild stuff in 2.5.x should fix this for 2.5.x and later kernels
once it goes in (probably soon after the bio stuff stabilizes).
rage, rage against the dying of the light
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