I'm building a custom kernel based off 4.11 (for Mintx64, if it matters). I've already compiled and installed it to prove that it works. Now I've made a few small changes to a couple of files (in the driver and net subsystems, this is why I need to compile a custom kernel in the first place!)
Now I want to build the modified kernel. However when I run
fakeroot make -j5 deb-pkg LOCALVERSION=myname KDEB_PKGVERSION=1
The build system appears to start by "clean"-ing a whole load of stuff, so I stopped it quickly. Unfortunately the computer I'm using is not blessed with a good CPU and takes many hours to build from scratch. Therefore I'd rather avoid doing it again if possible!
Is it possible to make just an incremental build without everything be "clean"d or is this a requirement of the kernel build system?
The output I got was:
CHK include/config/kernel.release make clean CLEAN . CLEAN arch/x86/lib ...