[PATCH v2 1/2] binman: Do not pollute source tree when build with `make O=...`

Andy Shevchenko andriy.shevchenko at linux.intel.com
Tue Nov 30 20:04:13 CET 2021

Importing libraries in Python caches the bytecode by default.
Since we run scripts in source tree it ignores the current directory
settings, which is $(srctree), and creates cache just in the middle
of the source tree. Move cache to the current directory.

Signed-off-by: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko at linux.intel.com>
v2: reused our_path
 tools/binman/main.py | 11 ++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/tools/binman/main.py b/tools/binman/main.py
index 8c1e478d54ce..4d8b124c7468 100755
--- a/tools/binman/main.py
+++ b/tools/binman/main.py
@@ -16,9 +16,18 @@ import sys
 import traceback
 import unittest
+# Get the absolute path to this file at run-time
+our_path = os.path.dirname(sys.argv[0])
+# Do not pollute source tree with cache files:
+# https://stackoverflow.com/a/60024195/2511795
+# https://bugs.python.org/issue33499
+sys.pycache_prefix = os.path.relpath(our_path, os.environ['srctree'])
 # Bring in the patman and dtoc libraries (but don't override the first path
-our_path = os.path.dirname(os.path.realpath(__file__))
 sys.path.insert(2, os.path.join(our_path, '..'))
 from patman import test_util

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