path: root/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt
diff options
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 24 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt b/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt
index bf28c47bfd72..f124be6e4c3a 100644
--- a/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt
@@ -154,13 +154,8 @@ more details, with real examples.
Kbuild compiles all the $(obj-y) files. It then calls
"$(AR) rcSTP" to merge these files into one built-in.a file.
- This is a thin archive without a symbol table, which makes it
- unsuitable as a linker input.
- The scripts/link-vmlinux.sh script later makes an aggregate
- built-in.a with "${AR} rcsTP", which creates the thin archive
- with a symbol table and an index, making it a valid input for
- the final vmlinux link passes.
+ This is a thin archive without a symbol table. It will be later
+ linked into vmlinux by scripts/link-vmlinux.sh
The order of files in $(obj-y) is significant. Duplicates in
the lists are allowed: the first instance will be linked into
@@ -504,23 +499,6 @@ more details, with real examples.
In the above example, -Wno-unused-but-set-variable will be added to
KBUILD_CFLAGS only if gcc really accepts it.
- cc-version
- cc-version returns a numerical version of the $(CC) compiler version.
- The format is <major><minor> where both are two digits. So for example
- gcc 3.41 would return 0341.
- cc-version is useful when a specific $(CC) version is faulty in one
- area, for example -mregparm=3 was broken in some gcc versions
- even though the option was accepted by gcc.
- Example:
- #arch/x86/Makefile
- cflags-y += $(shell \
- if [ $(cc-version) -ge 0300 ] ; then \
- echo "-mregparm=3"; fi ;)
- In the above example, -mregparm=3 is only used for gcc version greater
- than or equal to gcc 3.0.
cc-ifversion tests the version of $(CC) and equals the fourth parameter
if version expression is true, or the fifth (if given) if the version