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authorSam Ravnborg <>2008-10-25 22:58:23 +0200
committerSam Ravnborg <>2008-10-29 22:02:07 +0100
commitdcc2da1a9693807096e9ac5137b499a829c51268 (patch)
tree996353cc1fc108d593381cb6c2d1e5afe985ec49 /Makefile
parent46dca86cb93db80992a45e4b55737ff2b2f61cd0 (diff)
kbuild: improve check-symlink
o if include/asm point to a nonexisting directory remove the asm symlink o if include/asm is a directory error out This fixes a situation where one could be left with a symlink to asm-x86 but that directory no longer exist and thus the build would error out. include/asm may be a directory if the kernel tree has been copied Signed-off-by: Sam Ravnborg <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Makefile')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index a7f20687d8e..ffac7126c94 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -961,6 +961,7 @@ export += -P -C -U$(ARCH)
# The asm symlink changes when $(ARCH) changes.
# Detect this and ask user to run make mrproper
+# If asm is a stale symlink (point to dir that does not exist) remove it
define check-symlink
set -e; \
if [ -L include/asm ]; then \
@@ -970,6 +971,10 @@ define check-symlink
echo " set ARCH or save .config and run 'make mrproper' to fix it"; \
exit 1; \
fi; \
+ test -e $$asmlink || rm include/asm; \
+ elif [ -d include/asm ]; then \
+ echo "ERROR: $@ is a directory but a symlink was expected";\
+ exit 1; \