Making kernel problem

Martin Christian martin.christian at
Mon Jan 6 06:38:23 EST 2020

Am 06.01.20 um 12:09 schrieb c4droid:
> Hi, I'm learning how to hacking the Linux kernel follow a tutorial from
> web, when I download the Linux kernel 5.4.8 source code and extract it
> to run make mrproper, the make report: Documentation/Kbuild: Is a
> directory. Stop. I checked Documentation directory, only have a
> directory name kbuild, not directory name Kbuild. How can I clean this
> error.

My guess would be, you are running your build on a filesystem which is
case insensitive (eg. FAT)


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