[Buildroot] [RFC] BR2_EXTERNAL linux-kernel-extensions support

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Tue Jul 9 17:14:44 UTC 2019

On 09/07/2019 04:15, Matthew Weber wrote:
> Hi Rob,
> On Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 7:58 PM <robert.mccabe at rockwellcollins.com> wrote:
>> From: "McCabe, Robert J" <robert.mccabe at rockwellcollins.com>
>> Allows external projects to inject custom code inside the Linux source
>> tree.
>> Although a simple change that *shouldn't* be controversial I'm troubled
>> by the comment a few lines above:
>>    #However, since the files we include here are in the same directory as
>>    #the current Makefile, we are OK. But this is a hard requirement: files
>>    #included here *must* be in the same directory!
>> I'm not seeing why this is a "hard requirement" ...
> There was some discussion on a similar thread earlier this year. (I
> added Ryan Barnett as we had similar interest in converting our
> internal linux extension over to the upstream approach.)
> http://buildroot-busybox.2317881.n4.nabble.com/Linux-extension-from-a-BR2-EXTERNAL-tree-td214834.html#a214845

 Thomas's approach in that thread, however, was to include the extension *after*
linux.mk expansion. This doesn't work, as explained in that thread.



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