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authorDavid Woodhouse <>2006-09-16 12:15:55 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2006-09-16 12:54:32 -0700
commit1ab7a1f3b496aae5b1e062a6f50d62830c248190 (patch)
tree6dc9840ccc8d83705894c3bdc4b397c4e2ac25d2 /Makefile
parentae81f9e3791a30fc2dcfb38b7733b423f24571f7 (diff)
[PATCH] headers_check: use a different default directory
`make headers_check' wants to go and write stuff in /lib/modules, which requires root, whic is unfortunate. In fact, there's no _particular_ reason for headers_install to put it there either -- it can go into a subdirectory of the build tree in both cases. It's not intended to go directly into /usr/include, which is why we didn't put it there -- and we certainly don't want people screwing around with symlinking to it. It's for distributors to take away and do stuff with, so leaving it in $(objtree) is fine, even in the headers_install case. I picked $(objtree)/usr/include but I have no _particular_ preference for that; it just seemed reasonable. Signed-off-by: David Woodhouse <> Cc: Sam Ravnborg <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Makefile')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index eab5a8c2ee4..a086e3212af 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -889,7 +889,7 @@ depend dep:
# ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Kernel headers
PHONY += headers_install
@@ -986,7 +986,7 @@ CLEAN_FILES += vmlinux \
.tmp_kallsyms* .tmp_version .tmp_vmlinux*
# Directories & files removed with 'make mrproper'
-MRPROPER_DIRS += include/config include2
+MRPROPER_DIRS += include/config include2 usr/include
MRPROPER_FILES += .config .config.old include/asm .version .old_version \
include/linux/autoconf.h include/linux/version.h \
include/linux/utsrelease.h \
@@ -1077,7 +1077,7 @@ help:
@echo ' kernelrelease - Output the release version string'
@echo ' kernelversion - Output the version stored in Makefile'
@echo ' headers_install - Install sanitised kernel headers to INSTALL_HDR_PATH'
- @echo ' (default: /lib/modules/$$VERSION/abi)'
+ @echo ' (default: $(INSTALL_HDR_PATH))'
@echo ''
@echo 'Static analysers'
@echo ' checkstack - Generate a list of stack hogs'