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authorMasahiro Yamada <>2020-02-02 01:49:24 +0900
committerMasahiro Yamada <>2020-02-04 01:53:07 +0900
commit5f2fb52fac15a8a8e10ce020dd532504a8abfc4e (patch)
tree973fd15d54c102d120ff9e50d87d60b40cbc70db /scripts/
parentfaa7bdd7e9e1441ed82819b8db8bb43d3d3fd818 (diff)
kbuild: rename hostprogs-y/always to hostprogs/always-y
In old days, the "host-progs" syntax was used for specifying host programs. It was renamed to the current "hostprogs-y" in 2004. It is typically useful in scripts/Makefile because it allows Kbuild to selectively compile host programs based on the kernel configuration. This commit renames like follows: always -> always-y hostprogs-y -> hostprogs So, scripts/Makefile will look like this: always-$(CONFIG_BUILD_BIN2C) += ... always-$(CONFIG_KALLSYMS) += ... ... hostprogs := $(always-y) $(always-m) I think this makes more sense because a host program is always a host program, irrespective of the kernel configuration. We want to specify which ones to compile by CONFIG options, so always-y will be handier. The "always", "hostprogs-y", "hostprogs-m" will be kept for backward compatibility for a while. Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <>
Diffstat (limited to 'scripts/')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/ b/scripts/
index 4c51c95d40f4..3b7121d43324 100644
--- a/scripts/
+++ b/scripts/
@@ -24,21 +24,21 @@ $(obj)/ $(obj)/ $(src)/%.y FORCE
# Both C and C++ are supported, but preferred language is C for such utilities.
# Sample syntax (see Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.rst for reference)
-# hostprogs-y := bin2hex
+# hostprogs := bin2hex
# Will compile bin2hex.c and create an executable named bin2hex
-# hostprogs-y := lxdialog
+# hostprogs := lxdialog
# lxdialog-objs := checklist.o lxdialog.o
# Will compile lxdialog.c and checklist.c, and then link the executable
# lxdialog, based on checklist.o and lxdialog.o
-# hostprogs-y := qconf
+# hostprogs := qconf
# qconf-cxxobjs := qconf.o
# qconf-objs := menu.o
# Will compile qconf as a C++ program, and menu as a C program.
# They are linked as C++ code to the executable qconf
-__hostprogs := $(sort $(hostprogs-y) $(hostprogs-m))
+__hostprogs := $(sort $(hostprogs))
host-cshlib := $(sort $(hostlibs-y) $(hostlibs-m))
host-cxxshlib := $(sort $(hostcxxlibs-y) $(hostcxxlibs-m))