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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Don't override CONFIG_64BIT for ARCH={i386,x86_64} builds

    * David Woodhouse <> wrote:

    > It is a steaming great pain in the arse when the value of CONFIG_64BIT
    > explicitly written in my .config file is overridden by the value of
    > $ARCH inferred from the environment.
    > If I have a 32-bit .config and I happen to build it without remembering
    > to put 'ARCH=i386' on the make command line, it shouldn't force
    > CONFIG_64BIT=y and reconfigure.
    > This patch should fix that, while still allowing defconfig to work as it
    > currently does for both 32-bit and 64-bit environments, and still giving
    > the default value of CONFIG_64BIT according to $ARCH. It's just that it
    > won't _force_ a change to CONFIG_64BIT when it's set to something other
    > than what $ARCH would imply.
    > Signed-off-by: David Woodhouse <>

    Applied to tip:x86/ugent, thanks David!


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