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Old 02-23-2010, 06:30 AM   #1
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make and make bzimage


Hi all

Please explain me the difference between make and make bzImage commands as both are used to build source code.

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Old 02-23-2010, 06:38 AM   #2
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Code:
make
is used to drive compilation of source code. It reads makefile created by ./configure program

Code:
make bzimage
is make with bzimage argument. It is somewhat similar with
Code:
make clean
. It means you dont want to run whole makefile, but only its part. Parameter bzimage was used in 2.4 series of kernel for kernel compilation and was followed by make modules to to compile modules separately. Newer 2.6 kernels uses only make to do both tasks in one run.
 
  


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