Makefiles for skip-level directories?

Julio Merino jmmv at
Wed Apr 2 21:38:34 UTC 2014

On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 7:07 PM, Peel, Casey <casey.peel at> wrote:
>> In a thread in January, we agreed not to put any tests in sys/.
>> Instead, we'll put them in tests/sys.  Take a look at
>> tests/sys/netinet; you can probably copy its structure for your tests.
> Ah, that helped, thanks. I was able to get them working in test/sys/.
>> The magic to install intermediate Kyuafiles lives in the 'tests'
>> subdirectory corresponding to where they are installed!  See
>> src/bin/tests/Makefile, for example.
> Thanks, but that's about as clear as mud. Is the "magic" the KYUAFILE=yes line? When is this required and when isn't it? Where is the documentation on its usage?

The * files in share/mk/ are reasonably documented.  The
share/mk/README file also includes a few words on  There
are also heavily commented examples in
/usr/src/share/examples/tests/tests/ .  And there is also .

Please let me know where the documentation above is lacking and/or how
to make it more discoverable.


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