[Swan-dev] Append .kvm to OBJDIR when a KVM build

Antony Antony antony at phenome.org
Wed Mar 11 21:03:20 EET 2015

On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 11:46:12AM -0400, Andrew Cagney wrote:
> Another of my local tweaks.
> Currently,  a VM build (swan-build) unhelpfully deletes all OBJ.linux.*
> directories.  This, of course, includes any native build you've been
> doing.  I'd like to tweak things so that:
> - on the VM OBJDIR has .kvm (.vm?) appended so VM and host builds use
> different directories
> - swan-build, which should only be run on a VM,  deletes OBJ.linix*.vm
> (yes it should rely on "make distclean" but that's another story)
> Since the VM has its own private build directory this also gets us that bit
> closer to not even needing the delete.

Probably things got better recently. A couple of weeks ago, deleting OBJDIR inside VM was a safe strategy. 

> I've appended the key part of the patch.  The magic grep line matches what
> virt-what does.
> Andrew
> diff --git a/mk/objdir.mk b/mk/objdir.mk
> index f86c9db..a581319 100644
> --- a/mk/objdir.mk
> +++ b/mk/objdir.mk
> @@ -56,4 +56,8 @@ BUILDENV:=$(shell uname -s | tr 'A-Z' 'a-z' | sed -e
> 's/\(.*\)-.*/\1/')
>  endif
>  export BUILDENV
> +ifeq ($(origin OBJDIR_KVM),undefined)
> +OBJDIR_KVM:=$(shell grep -i QEMU /proc/cpuinfo >/dev/null 2>&1 && echo
> .kvm)
> +endif
> +

If someone build on kvm, not running full testsuite, just building to install, suddenly directory will have OBJDIR_KVM. That does not sound convenient to me. This probably belong to mk/testing.mk or something. I am not sure if it is good idea for the upstream.

what I do is in Makefile.local 

and in .bashrc
export OBJDIREXT="-host" 

I wish there was one for modobj that annoys me more when host and vm kernels drift aptart.


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