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[PATCH] Build system improvement

From: Javier Martín
Subject: [PATCH] Build system improvement
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 03:39:03 +0100

This patch modifies several files in the build system (mainly common.rmk
and genmk.rb) to reduce the general verbosity of the build process to a
manageable, semi-informative level. Thus, what currently appears as
"gcc" calls, several lines long each is turned into lines like:

[M xfs.mod] COMPILE ../src/fs/xfs.c ->
[M xfs.mod] LINK xfs_mod-fs_xfs.o ->
[M xfs.mod] Looking for EXPORTED SYMBOL definitions: pre-xfs.o

And so on. The change also makes warning-hunting marginally easier,
though not by much since the patch intentionally shows a line for nearly
every process that did so previously. This behavior could be simplified
further if needed - this post is more of an RFC than anything else.
Also, it is by no means thorough or complete - only the most common
processes have been addressed - as I'm a bit busy with exams.

The patch makes the new behavior the default one, so a new make-time
option is added: V (for "verbose"), which must have the value 1 in order
to get the behavior, as in "make V=1"

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