On Mon, Jul 09, 2001 at 08:57:59AM +0100, jac1 wrote:
> Why go to all this bother?
> If you compile a kernel or modules regularly then don't do the 'make clean' or
> 'make mrproper' bits. These just delete the *.o files. If you don't do this,
> the next time you compile the kernel or modules, the makefile will see that
> some of the *.o files already exist and will skip on to the next stage until
> it finds code that hasn't been compiled before. It is only when you are fully
> satisfied with your kernel and modules should you do the 'makr clean' step
I can't think of 2 reasons. I generally don't compile my own kernel, I
prefer to stick with the distro's own but sometimes I want to update a
single module, so I don't have the compiled one lying about.
The other reason is if you build a lot of different kernels (possibly
Kevin's case given that he stores and names his config files, I dunno). They
start taking up plenty of space and this way you only have to keep the
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