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Re: [MIPS] Cleanup default bootfile format rule mess.

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Subject: Re: [MIPS] Cleanup default bootfile format rule mess.
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 12:22:17 +0100 (BST)
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On Mon, 30 Jul 2007, linux-mips@linux-mips.org wrote:

> Author: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org> Sat Jul 28 13:27:21 2007 +0100
> Commit: abd626549a9413aea7fa0bc963dd1869a28ba2cf
> Gitweb: http://www.linux-mips.org/g/linux/abd62654
> Branch: master
> 
> Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
> 
> ---
> 
>  arch/mips/Makefile |   35 ++++++++---------------------------
>  1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 27 deletions(-)

 Hmm, shouldn't the .srec, .bin, etc. files be only built for the "boot" 
goal, like it is done for other platforms that have to use something other 
than "vmlinux" for bootstrap?  Otherwise the default goal produces 
possibly unnecessary clutter -- an .srec file is hardly ever less than 
10MB, so if you make a few of them, you end up consuming disk space rather 
quickly.

 Just a point -- I do not care personally as I have already been hit by 
problems like this in the past and to avoid surprises I now use specific 
goals, like `make vmlinux' or `make vmlinux.32'.

  Maciej

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