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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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