1. 07 Jan, 2009 1 commit
    • Sam Ravnborg's avatar
      fix modules_install via NFS · 8b249b68
      Sam Ravnborg authored
      Rafael reported:
      
      I get the following error from 'make modules_install' on my test boxes:
      
        HOSTCC  firmware/ihex2fw
      /home/rafael/src/linux-2.6/firmware/ihex2fw.c:268: fatal error: opening dependency file firmware/.ihex2fw.d: Read-only file system
      compilation terminated.
      make[3]: *** [firmware/ihex2fw] Error 1
      make[2]: *** [_modinst_post] Error 2
      make[1]: *** [sub-make] Error 2
      make: *** [all] Error 2
      
      where the configuration is that the kernel is compiled on a build box
      with 'make O=<destdir> -j5' and then <destdir> is mounted over NFS read-only by
      each test box (full path to this directory is the same on the build box and on
      the test boxes).  Then, I cd into <destdir>, run 'make modules_install' and get
      the error above.
      
      The issue turns out to be that we when we install firmware pick
      up the list of firmware blobs from firmware/Makefile.
      And this triggers the Makefile rules to update ihex2fw.
      
      There were two solutions for this issue:
      1) Move the list of firmware blobs to a separate file
      2) Avoid ihex2fw rebuild by moving it to scripts
      
      As I seriously beleive that the list of firmware blobs should be
      done in a fundamental different way solution 2) was selected.
      Reported-and-tested-by: default avatar"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarSam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
      Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
      8b249b68
  2. 16 Jul, 2008 1 commit