Patchwork [3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "kbuild: Do not remove vmlinux when cleaning external" has been added to staging queue

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Submitter Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski
Date Jan. 8, 2013, 8:56 p.m.
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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski - Jan. 8, 2013, 8:56 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    kbuild: Do not remove vmlinux when cleaning external

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/linux-3.5.y-queue

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

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From 3462153d235ec4aa39c5be84b9ff7817b09545f4 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Pawel Moll <>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 11:23:02 +0000
Subject: [PATCH 06/27] kbuild: Do not remove vmlinux when cleaning external

commit bd1ee804af8bdf2fd5131234330615f8aecbd9ed upstream.

Since commit 1f2bfbd00e466ff3489b2ca5cc75b1cccd14c123 "kbuild:
link of vmlinux moved to a script" make clean with M=<dir>
argument (so cleaning external module) removes vmlinux, and couple of other files from the *main* kernel
build directory! This not what was happening before and almost
certainly not what one would expect.

This patch moves makes the clean target of the script called
only when !KBUILD_EXTMOD.

Signed-off-by: Pawel Moll <>
Signed-off-by: Michal Marek <>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <>
 Makefile |    8 +++++---
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)



diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index de1e58b..d253746 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -1003,11 +1003,14 @@  clean: rm-dirs  := $(CLEAN_DIRS)
 clean: rm-files := $(CLEAN_FILES)
 clean-dirs      := $(addprefix _clean_, . $(vmlinux-alldirs) Documentation samples)

-PHONY += $(clean-dirs) clean archclean
+PHONY += $(clean-dirs) clean archclean vmlinuxclean
 	$(Q)$(MAKE) $(clean)=$(patsubst _clean_%,%,$@)

-clean: archclean
+	$(Q)$(CONFIG_SHELL) $(srctree)/scripts/ clean
+clean: archclean vmlinuxclean

 # mrproper - Delete all generated files, including .config
@@ -1234,7 +1237,6 @@  scripts: ;

 clean: $(clean-dirs)
-	$(Q)$(CONFIG_SHELL) $(srctree)/scripts/ clean
 	$(call cmd,rmdirs)
 	$(call cmd,rmfiles)