[1/3,v2] kbuild/makefiles.txt: Fix examples and content
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Message ID 1273603385-20587-1-git-send-email-mfm@muteddisk.com
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matt mooney May 11, 2010, 6:43 p.m. UTC
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diff --git a/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt b/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt
index 71c602d..b25507d 100644
--- a/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kbuild/makefiles.txt
@@ -187,34 +187,35 @@  more details, with real examples.
 	Note: In this example $(CONFIG_ISDN_PPP_BSDCOMP) evaluates to 'm'

 	If a kernel module is built from several source files, you specify
-	that you want to build a module in the same way as above.
-
-	Kbuild needs to know which the parts that you want to build your
-	module from, so you have to tell it by setting an
-	$(<module_name>-objs) variable.
+	that you want to build a module in the same way as above; however,
+	kbuild needs to know which object files you want to build your
+	module from, so you have to tell it by setting a $(<module_name>-y)
+	variable.

 	Example:
 		#drivers/isdn/i4l/Makefile
-		obj-$(CONFIG_ISDN) += isdn.o
-		isdn-objs := isdn_net_lib.o isdn_v110.o isdn_common.o
+		obj-$(CONFIG_ISDN_I4L) += isdn.o
+		isdn-y := isdn_net_lib.o isdn_v110.o isdn_common.o

 	In this example, the module name will be isdn.o. Kbuild will
-	compile the objects listed in $(isdn-objs) and then run
+	compile the objects listed in $(isdn-y) and then run
 	"$(LD) -r" on the list of these files to generate isdn.o.

-	Kbuild recognises objects used for composite objects by the suffix
-	-objs, and the suffix -y. This allows the Makefiles to use
-	the value of a CONFIG_ symbol to determine if an object is part
-	of a composite object.
+	Due to kbuild recognizing $(<module_name>-y) for composite objects,
+	you can use the value of a CONFIG_ symbol to optionally include an
+	object file as part of a composite object.

 	Example:
 		#fs/ext2/Makefile
-	        obj-$(CONFIG_EXT2_FS)        += ext2.o
-		ext2-y                       := balloc.o bitmap.o
-	        ext2-$(CONFIG_EXT2_FS_XATTR) += xattr.o
-
-	In this example, xattr.o is only part of the composite object
-	ext2.o if $(CONFIG_EXT2_FS_XATTR) evaluates to 'y'.
+	        obj-$(CONFIG_EXT2_FS) += ext2.o
+		ext2-y := balloc.o dir.o file.o ialloc.o inode.o ioctl.o \
+			  namei.o super.o symlink.o
+	        ext2-$(CONFIG_EXT2_FS_XATTR) += xattr.o xattr_user.o \
+						xattr_trusted.o
+
+	In this example, xattr.o, xattr_user.o and xattr_trusted.o are only
+	part of the composite object ext2.o if $(CONFIG_EXT2_FS_XATTR)
+	evaluates to 'y'.

 	Note: Of course, when you are building objects into the kernel,
 	the syntax above will also work. So, if you have CONFIG_EXT2_FS=y,