On Friday 12 March 2004 01:36, Uwe Doering wrote: > Well, as far as the result is concerned, both methods are identical. > However, if you use the step-by-step procedure the object files remain > intact after a kernel build, or at least until you delete them > deliberately. So if you then have to make just a minor patch to one of > the source files, possibly in the course of a security advisory, 'make' > recompiles only the source file that changed. > > With the 'buildkernel' target, on the other hand, a complete kernel > build takes place, that is, it compiles all source files again, > regardless of how small the change you made actually was. This costs > considerably more time. > > That's why the (selectively executed) step-by-step method makes sense > for kernel development work and even the occasional security patch.
I'd like to add to this, that if you do a buildworld in between the buildkernel target will build against this new world (tool chain) not against the installed one. Dan _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"