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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-01-16 18:19:19 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-01-16 18:19:19 -0800
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tree275af51d6f7749dc72e1530fcace7c770cdbdd46 /Documentation
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parent72142fd4109105c6bd21658966ca5e93c1684081 (diff)
downloadlinux-linaro-stable-5674124f9f16f196533abb383193bd232c9afc2f.tar.gz
Merge branch 'x86-syscall-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip
* 'x86-syscall-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip: x86: Move <asm/asm-offsets.h> from trace_syscalls.c to asm/syscall.h x86, um: Fix typo in 32-bit system call modifications um: Use $(srctree) not $(KBUILD_SRC) x86, um: Mark system call tables readonly x86, um: Use the same style generated syscall tables as native um: Generate headers before generating user-offsets.s um: Run host archheaders, allow use of host generated headers kbuild, headers.sh: Don't make archheaders explicitly x86, syscall: Allow syscall offset to be symbolic x86, syscall: Re-fix typo in comment x86: Simplify syscallhdr.sh x86: Generate system call tables and unistd_*.h from tables checksyscalls: Use arch/x86/syscalls/syscall_32.tbl as source x86: Machine-readable syscall tables and scripts to process them trace: Include <asm/asm-offsets.h> in trace_syscalls.c x86-64, ia32: Move compat_ni_syscall into C and its own file x86-64, syscall: Adjust comment spacing and remove typo kbuild: Add support for an "archheaders" target kbuild: Add support for installing generated asm headers
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt50
1 files changed, 32 insertions, 18 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt b/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt
index f47cdefb4d1e..ab0a984530d8 100644
--- a/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt
@@ -33,14 +33,15 @@ This document describes the Linux kernel Makefiles.
=== 6 Architecture Makefiles
--- 6.1 Set variables to tweak the build to the architecture
- --- 6.2 Add prerequisites to archprepare:
- --- 6.3 List directories to visit when descending
- --- 6.4 Architecture-specific boot images
- --- 6.5 Building non-kbuild targets
- --- 6.6 Commands useful for building a boot image
- --- 6.7 Custom kbuild commands
- --- 6.8 Preprocessing linker scripts
- --- 6.9 Generic header files
+ --- 6.2 Add prerequisites to archheaders:
+ --- 6.3 Add prerequisites to archprepare:
+ --- 6.4 List directories to visit when descending
+ --- 6.5 Architecture-specific boot images
+ --- 6.6 Building non-kbuild targets
+ --- 6.7 Commands useful for building a boot image
+ --- 6.8 Custom kbuild commands
+ --- 6.9 Preprocessing linker scripts
+ --- 6.10 Generic header files
=== 7 Kbuild syntax for exported headers
--- 7.1 header-y
@@ -252,7 +253,7 @@ more details, with real examples.
This will create a library lib.a based on delay.o. For kbuild to
actually recognize that there is a lib.a being built, the directory
shall be listed in libs-y.
- See also "6.3 List directories to visit when descending".
+ See also "6.4 List directories to visit when descending".
Use of lib-y is normally restricted to lib/ and arch/*/lib.
@@ -974,7 +975,20 @@ When kbuild executes, the following steps are followed (roughly):
$(KBUILD_ARFLAGS) set by the top level Makefile to "D" (deterministic
mode) if this option is supported by $(AR).
---- 6.2 Add prerequisites to archprepare:
+--- 6.2 Add prerequisites to archheaders:
+
+ The archheaders: rule is used to generate header files that
+ may be installed into user space by "make header_install" or
+ "make headers_install_all". In order to support
+ "make headers_install_all", this target has to be able to run
+ on an unconfigured tree, or a tree configured for another
+ architecture.
+
+ It is run before "make archprepare" when run on the
+ architecture itself.
+
+
+--- 6.3 Add prerequisites to archprepare:
The archprepare: rule is used to list prerequisites that need to be
built before starting to descend down in the subdirectories.
@@ -990,7 +1004,7 @@ When kbuild executes, the following steps are followed (roughly):
generating offset header files.
---- 6.3 List directories to visit when descending
+--- 6.4 List directories to visit when descending
An arch Makefile cooperates with the top Makefile to define variables
which specify how to build the vmlinux file. Note that there is no
@@ -1019,7 +1033,7 @@ When kbuild executes, the following steps are followed (roughly):
drivers-$(CONFIG_OPROFILE) += arch/sparc64/oprofile/
---- 6.4 Architecture-specific boot images
+--- 6.5 Architecture-specific boot images
An arch Makefile specifies goals that take the vmlinux file, compress
it, wrap it in bootstrapping code, and copy the resulting files
@@ -1070,7 +1084,7 @@ When kbuild executes, the following steps are followed (roughly):
When "make" is executed without arguments, bzImage will be built.
---- 6.5 Building non-kbuild targets
+--- 6.6 Building non-kbuild targets
extra-y
@@ -1090,7 +1104,7 @@ When kbuild executes, the following steps are followed (roughly):
shall be built, but shall not be linked as part of built-in.o.
---- 6.6 Commands useful for building a boot image
+--- 6.7 Commands useful for building a boot image
Kbuild provides a few macros that are useful when building a
boot image.
@@ -1112,7 +1126,7 @@ When kbuild executes, the following steps are followed (roughly):
always be built.
Assignments to $(targets) are without $(obj)/ prefix.
if_changed may be used in conjunction with custom commands as
- defined in 6.7 "Custom kbuild commands".
+ defined in 6.8 "Custom kbuild commands".
Note: It is a typical mistake to forget the FORCE prerequisite.
Another common pitfall is that whitespace is sometimes
@@ -1171,7 +1185,7 @@ When kbuild executes, the following steps are followed (roughly):
$(obj)/%.dtb: $(src)/%.dts
$(call cmd,dtc)
---- 6.7 Custom kbuild commands
+--- 6.8 Custom kbuild commands
When kbuild is executing with KBUILD_VERBOSE=0, then only a shorthand
of a command is normally displayed.
@@ -1198,7 +1212,7 @@ When kbuild executes, the following steps are followed (roughly):
will be displayed with "make KBUILD_VERBOSE=0".
---- 6.8 Preprocessing linker scripts
+--- 6.9 Preprocessing linker scripts
When the vmlinux image is built, the linker script
arch/$(ARCH)/kernel/vmlinux.lds is used.
@@ -1228,7 +1242,7 @@ When kbuild executes, the following steps are followed (roughly):
The kbuild infrastructure for *lds file are used in several
architecture-specific files.
---- 6.9 Generic header files
+--- 6.10 Generic header files
The directory include/asm-generic contains the header files
that may be shared between individual architectures.