mark.uzumati at virgin.net
Fri Sep 6 01:57:05 PDT 2002
On 2002.09.05 23:29 Greg Schafer wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 05, 2002 at 11:18:43PM +0100, Mark Ellis wrote:
> > I have a minor concern about how we install the kernel headers at
> > start of chapter 6, or rather what we dont install later on. At
> > /usr/include/linux/autoconf.h is an empty file created with touch
> > copying the headers from an essentially unconfigured kernel tree.
> > I just came across a missing define used by microcode_ctl, the Intel
> > microcode update utility, CONFIG_X86_L1_CACHE_SHIFT, which should
> > from autoconf.h (via linux/config.h via asm/processor.h). I wouldn't
> > even have noticed this, since the makefile includes
> > /usr/src/linux/include, if the kernel tree top dir hadn't been
> > to linux-$VERSION.
> > Probably not a big deal since its never come up before, but for a
> > of tidiness i propose copying autoconf.h, and while we're there
> > compile.h, to /usr/include/linux after the kernel build in chapter
> > Any thoughts ?
> (read the whole thread)
I remember it well, and agreed with most of it too. I suppose the issue
whether this is an architecture specific piece of information that is
unlikely to change between kernel versions. Anything that is dependent
should of course be accessed via /lib/modules/$VERSION/build. I'll see
microcode authors have an opinion the issue.
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