Letting Go of Ugly Code

Posted on Sat 08 September 2018 in technical • Tagged with GNU Make, makefiles, linux, bash, automation, simplify

Once upon a time, I was a junior systems engineer at PCB manufacturer that made heavy use of custom Linux kernels and filesystems. Part of the job involved cross-compiling [1] Linux kernels on desktop computer that would be run on single board computers (SBCs) [2] and system-on-modules (SOMs) [3].

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