Subject: Re: 'make tags' from /usr/src/sys doesn't do much
To: Gandhi woulda smacked you <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/27/1999 15:23:39
On Sun, 27 Jun 1999, Gandhi woulda smacked you wrote:

> [should I pr this?]

This is at least one open pr on make tags already.

> I did a 'cd /sys; make tags' and the only thing it generated tags for
> was the bootloader.

Try 'cd /sys/kern; make tags; make links'
> Isn't a 'make tags' supposed to create a /var/db/kern.tags or sys.tags
> or something somewhere, and isn't vi supposed to be able to locate this
> tags file automagically so you can just say 'vi -t <tag>' and have it
> work?

With the links, you can do "less -t identifier" from almost any
directory in the /sys tree and it will (more or less) do the right
thing. Same thing with vi.