Closed Bug 664362 Opened 9 years ago Closed 7 years ago
Host objects are not rebuilt when a header changes
The build system doesn't keep track of dependencies for host objects, and if a changeset modifies a header file that some source file built as host_*.o uses, nothing is rebuilt, which can lead to some interesting problems.
The more I'm thinking about it, the more it's an impossible mess, considering the spread of platform specific hacks all over the place, and considering cross-compilation complicates things. I'll just go the easy way and fix my problem locally, while leaving this bug open because it still exists.
This is kind of ugly, because it assumes the host and target toolchains use the same flags, but in practice, that works because we don't support things like (host=msvc, target=gcc). The most disparate mix we support is (host=clang, target=gcc), and in that case the flags *are* the same. Note that _DEPEND_CFLAGS is actually empty for msvc, so this doesn't change much for compilation on windows, but cl.py was already outputing the depfiles anyways for object files. https://tbpl.mozilla.org/?tree=Try&rev=9cd92f4c1f17 I'd say it's about time to have proper dependencies for host object/programs/libraries.
Attachment #818909 - Flags: review?(gps)
Assignee: nobody → mh+mozilla
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Comment on attachment 818909 [details] [diff] [review] Generate depfiles for host objects/programs/libraries Review of attachment 818909 [details] [diff] [review]: ----------------------------------------------------------------- ::: other-licenses/bsdiff/Makefile.in @@ -39,5 @@ > LOCAL_INCLUDES += -I$(topsrcdir)/toolkit/mozapps/update/updater > > include $(topsrcdir)/config/rules.mk > > -HOST_CXXFLAGS += $(MOZ_BZ2_CFLAGS)</textarea> wat
Attachment #818909 - Flags: review?(gps) → review+
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla27
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