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SubjectRe: Additional kconfig targets (cloneconfig, nonint_oldconfig etc)
On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 01:32:52PM -0700, SL Baur wrote:
> On 4/30/08, Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 30 Apr 2008 03:45:57 -0700 SL Baur wrote:
>
> > > Is there any reasonable way to embed the configuration file name in the kernel
> > > image like BSD does it? /proc/config.gz is a good way to retrieve way to
> > > retrieve configuration information on a running system, not so good for pushing
> > > kernels out to a network and keeping track of the config files on the build
> > > machine.
> >
> >
> > I don't know how BSD does it, but CONFIG_IKCONFIG does embed the
> > config image in the kernel. It can be extracted with
> > scripts/extract-ikconfig.
>
> No, that's not what I meant. Now that we have a means of specifying
> a configuration file by name, it would be nice if the file name could,
> for example, be appended to EXTRAVERSION. That's all it would
> take to duplicate the behavior I misdescribed.
>
>
> Eg. `make K=HPxw4300.config ...' would have "-HPxw4300" appended
> to EXTRAVERSION. Maybe this doesn't make sense any more, but it
> was once something I wanted very much.
You can just do:
echo "-HPxw4300" > localversion
Then it gets appended to the kernel version. While not automatic is
solves your need.

Sam


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