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Old 02-20-2010, 09:29 AM   #1
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What does 'make' and 'make modules'?

In linux kernel compilation steps what is difference in the functionality of 'make' and 'make modules' with respect to file system
Old 02-20-2010, 11:30 AM   #2
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'make' will compile the kernel (bzImage) and the modules according to the configuration
'make modules' will only compile the modules selected in the configuration
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:19 AM   #3
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Thanks irmin

It was of real help.But if anybody else has any other answer please do post it.

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It's hard to explain it any more clearly than that. Is there something specific you didn't understand?


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