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Re: [Xen-devel] tools/makefile: Add build target

Andrew Cooper writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] tools/makefile: Add build target"):
> The issue there is that app_main() is defined as __attribute__((weak)),
> and has two definitions in the code.
> I have just tested and confirmed that minios (and therefore stubdom) is
> not -j safe.  As a result, I would argue that this build failure is not
> nesseserally a barrier of entry to the patch itself;  There are more
> issues which need fixing as well.

After struggling with testing a bit, -j appears to be a red herring.

The real bug is that if you say "make -C stubdom build" you end up
trying to run the "c-stubdom" target.  However that target (some kind
of test application?) is what breaks.  It's not built or used by
"make -C stubdom install" which is what you get if you say "make" at
the toplevel.

See patch below.

With that and your patch "make build" (and "make build -j4") works for
me.  I don't understand how it can have worked for you with just your
original patch; without mine, "make build" (without -j) fails in the
same way as I quote above.

Can you go into a bit more detail about the -j bug(s) in minios ?  I'd
be happy to take patches to add ".NOTPARALLEL:" in appropriate places.

> stubdom itself has further build issues regarding relative paths to
> configure scripts, which I was going to around to fixing after some of
> my more important tasks.

Fixes welcome of course.


# HG changeset patch
# Parent bcacd62f0460bd461f0df477e41f45144e19f2e8
stubdom: do not build "c-stubdom"

This does not build:

  /u/iwj/work/xen-unstable-tools.hg/stubdom/mini-os-x86_32-c/test.o: In 
function `app_main':
  /u/iwj/work/xen-unstable-tools.hg/extras/mini-os/test.c:441: multiple 
definition of `app_main'
 first defined here

It's not built by the default toplevel "make all", which is how this
has gone unnoticed.  c-stubdom appears to be some kind of test
application; in any case it is not currently used.

Fixing this means that the contents of the stubdom build: target are
aligned with the contents of the install: target.  Now
"make -C stubdom build" only builds the things that would be built
(for installation) by "make -C stubdom install".

Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

diff -r bcacd62f0460 stubdom/Makefile
--- a/stubdom/Makefile  Tue Aug 07 19:14:31 2012 +0100
+++ b/stubdom/Makefile  Thu Aug 09 17:42:23 2012 +0100
@@ -81,7 +81,7 @@ CROSS_MAKE := $(MAKE) DESTDIR=
 .PHONY: all
 all: build
-build: genpath ioemu-stubdom c-stubdom pv-grub xenstore-stubdom
+build: genpath ioemu-stubdom pv-grub xenstore-stubdom
 build: genpath

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