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SubjectRe: 2.6.22-rc6-mm1
On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 10:50:30 -0400
Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:

> On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 03:43:21 PDT, Andrew Morton said:
> > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.22-rc6/2.6.22-rc6-mm1/
>
> Configures, builds, boots on first try. Dell Latitude D820 laptop, T7200 CPU,
> x86_64 kernel. Doesn't break any of the out-of-tree stuff I use.
>
> > `make oldconfig', your kernel probably won't work. I lost useful things
> > like CONFIG_BLK_DEV and the whole SCSI system, because they were added after
> > I generated my .config.
>
> Odd - just for grins, I checked what 'make oldconfig' did when handed a .config
> from 22-rc4-mm2, and it behaved just fine, much to my surprise.

That's probably because your old config file was relatively recent, and
had things like CONFIG_BLK_DEV=y in it.

But those people who are still dragging around old config files which
predate the introduction of CONFIG_BLK_DEV will find that 2.6.22-rc6-mm1
oldconfig will give them CONFIG_BLK_DEV=n instead of current mainline's
deafult of CONFIG_BLK_DEV=y.

I think making BLK_DEV deafult to n was a bit dumb, so I dropped the
offending patches.

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