On Fri, Feb 01, 2013 at 02:45:19PM -0800, Jonathan Nieder wrote:

> After a change in a header file, object files in a subdirectory are
> not automatically rebuilt by "make":
>       $ touch cache.h
>       $ make builtin/add.o
>       $
> Luckily we can prevent trouble by explicitly supplying the name of the
> target to ccache and gcc, using the -MQ option.  Do so.

Thanks, I missed the original thread last year, but this does look like
the same problem. The fixed version of ccache is a few years old, but
the OP did mention RHEL5, so that makes sense.

>  missing_dep_dirs := $(filter-out $(wildcard $(dep_dirs)),$(dep_dirs))
>  dep_file = $(dir $@).depend/$(notdir $@).d
> -dep_args = -MF $(dep_file) -MMD -MP
> +dep_args = -MF $(dep_file) -MQ $@ -MMD -MP

This looks like a nice simple solution. The only downside would be if
-MQ is not supported by some gcc versions (in which case we would do
better to improve the "can we use computed dependencies" check, and
punish people on old ccache, not people on old gcc who otherwise could
work without -MQ).

As far as I can tell, though, -MQ came along with the other dependency
generation options in 2001:


which means it's not a problem to rely on. So the patch looks good to

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