On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 1:46 PM, Luigi Rizzo <ri...@iet.unipi.it> wrote:

> The following is a proof-of-concept patch to make system builds
> less chatty.
>
> It also has the nice side effect of showing more clearly
> which rules are used during the build and possibly help
> debugging the share/mk files and the individual Makefiles.
>

I like the feature having used it in NetBSD routinely.

Have you checked how NetBSD does this?  It seems you are going for a yes/no
approach while NetBSD supports various levels of verbosity.  Trying to copy
what's done there may be a good idea, if only at the interface level.

Search for MAKEVERBOSE as a starting point here:

http://cvsweb.netbsd.org/bsdweb.cgi/src/share/mk/bsd.own.mk?rev=1.759&content-type=text/x-cvsweb-markup&only_with_tag=MAIN

-- 
Julio Merino / @jmmv
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