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From: Daniel Drake <dsd@g.o>
Subject: Re: linux-info.eclass: lacking sources, config checks and module building
Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 10:28:11 +0100
Robin H. Johnson wrote:
> It does NOT check /proc/config.gz presently. The original logic against
> not checking /proc was that we were targeting the kernel being built,
> but that's moot given the use of `uname -r` in OUTPUT_DIR.

That seems like a bug. OUTPUT_DIR should default to unset which would 
cause the internal KV_OUT_DIR to be set to KV_DIR.  However I can see 
from the code that's not the case, and it's not clear why.

Relying on "uname -r" or /proc/config.gz is still something we should 
avoid (unless user configured, perhaps, or in very exceptional 
circumstances) however it looks like this isn't a change that you are 
proposing.

Thanks for working on this. It's a sensitive area so please take care 
and help people pick up the pieces. If you are really motivated, it 
might be worth rethinking the whole separate output directory 
implementation.

Daniel



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