Currently the tools/vm Makefile has a rather arbitrary implicit build
rule; page-types is the first value in TARGETS so lets just build that
one! Additionally there is no install rule and this is needed for
make -C tools vm_install to work properly.

Provide a more sensible implicit build rule and a new install rule.

Note that the variables names used by the install rule (DESTDIR and
sbindir) are copied from prior-art in tools/power/cpupower.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Thompson <>

    This is a resend with the linux-mm list spelled correctly (and with
    special apologies to Andrew for the spam).

 tools/vm/Makefile | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/tools/vm/Makefile b/tools/vm/Makefile
index 93aadaf7ff63..006029456988 100644
--- a/tools/vm/Makefile
+++ b/tools/vm/Makefile
@@ -9,6 +9,8 @@ CC = $(CROSS_COMPILE)gcc
 CFLAGS = -Wall -Wextra -I../lib/

+all: $(TARGETS)

@@ -20,3 +22,9 @@ $(LIBS):
        $(RM) page-types slabinfo page_owner_sort
        make -C $(LIB_DIR) clean
+sbindir ?= /usr/sbin
+install: all
+       install -d $(DESTDIR)$(sbindir)
+       install -m 755 -p $(TARGETS) $(DESTDIR)$(sbindir)

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