Commit 155ad605 authored by Sam Ravnborg's avatar Sam Ravnborg Committed by Linus Torvalds

[PATCH] kbuild: build a single module using 'make dir/module.ko'

Using the syntax:
make dir/module.ko

kbuild now allows one to build a module including the final link stage.
This is usefull when one only wants to compile a single module and thus do
not have to wait until a full kernel has finished compiling.  Tested by:
randy_dunlap <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarSam Ravnborg <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent f182ae62
......@@ -792,6 +792,9 @@ export += -P -C -U$(ARCH)
$(Q)$(MAKE) $(build)=$(@D) $@
%.o: %.c scripts FORCE
$(Q)$(MAKE) $(build)=$(@D) $@
%.ko: scripts FORCE
$(Q)$(MAKE) KBUILD_MODULES=$(if $(CONFIG_MODULES),1) $(build)=$(@D) $(@:.ko=.o)
$(Q)$(MAKE) -rR -f $(srctree)/scripts/Makefile.modpost
%/: scripts prepare FORCE
$(Q)$(MAKE) KBUILD_MODULES=$(if $(CONFIG_MODULES),1) $(build)=$(@D)
%.lst: %.c scripts FORCE
......@@ -1033,6 +1036,7 @@ help:
@echo ' modules_install - Install all modules'
@echo ' dir/ - Build all files in dir and below'
@echo ' dir/file.[ois] - Build specified target only'
@echo ' dir/file.ko - Build module including final link'
@echo ' rpm - Build a kernel as an RPM package'
@echo ' tags/TAGS - Generate tags file for editors'
@echo ' cscope - Generate cscope index'
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