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    SubjectRe: A Kernel Configuration Tale of Woe
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    On Wed, 27 Nov 2002 13:03:23 +0100 (CET), 
    Roman Zippel <zippel@linux-m68k.org> wrote:
    >On Wed, 27 Nov 2002, Keith Owens wrote:
    >
    >> cat > .force_default <<EOF
    >> CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE=y
    >> CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK=y
    >> EOF
    >> make allmodconfig
    >>
    >> That used to work, until 2.5.48. Being able to force selected options
    >> and have the rest of the options default to all Y or all M was
    >> extremely useful. What a pity that Kconfig removed this facility.
    >
    >It's not that difficult to reimplement, but it was an undocumented
    >feature

    Bullshit. It was fully documented in kbuild 2.5. Just because Kai
    dropped the docs when he stole bits from kbuild 2.5 does not make
    .force_default into an undocumented feature.

    >so I'd rather concentrated on the rest and waited until one of a
    >few people who knew about this feature would complain.

    People do not know about it because Kai dropped the docs.

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