Makefiles for skip-level directories?

Peel, Casey casey.peel at
Fri Apr 4 17:14:58 UTC 2014

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

Well, lets start with the fact that the share/mk/bsd.README file isn't referenced anywhere on yet it contains information on the Makefile variables that don't seem to be documented anywhere else.

It would be good to keep in mind that most testers aren't build engineers and know just enough about Makefiles to get themselves in trouble (me included) so this is an area that needs to be over-documented. If we want to enable people to contribute test code, we need to lower th bar on how to wire them up to the build. In an ideal world, the entire source tree would contain tests/ directories ready and primed for testcases to be added and the Makefile within them simply updated.

In the meantime I'm going to acquire a Sonic Cherry Coke, put up my Do Not Disturb sign, and see if I can't figure out how the hell this stuff works and write up the definitive guide for n00bs like myself.

-- Casey

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