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    SubjectRe: A Kernel Configuration Tale of Woe
    On Wed, 27 Nov 2002 13:03:23 +0100 (CET), 
    Roman Zippel <> wrote:
    >On Wed, 27 Nov 2002, Keith Owens wrote:
    >> cat > .force_default <<EOF
    >> 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

    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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