Subject: Re: port-mac/1678: missing dependencies for COMPAT_SUNOS
To: None <netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mike Long <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/03/1995 13:29:43
On Nov 3,  1:04am, Chris_G_Demetriou@BALVENIE.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU (Chris G
  Demetriou) wrote:

| I would actually suggest one "options.h", rather than lots of little
| foo.h files, which would then be included in every .c file in the
| kernel.
| in what way is it a "maintainence nightmare"?  I don't think that it
| causes any serious problems, other than a few extra recompilations.

Why don't you just add a dependency to the Makefile?

$(SYSTEM_OBJ): Makefile

The effect should (?) be the same, and no other changes to kernel
source are needed.

Another idea would be to use config's 'config-dependent' flag with any
file that has an #ifdef.  However, I'm not sure if/how this idea would
work, and it has much greater maintenance overhead.
Mike Long <> 
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