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SubjectRe: [PATCH 7/7] kconfig: search for a config to base the local(mod|yes)config on
On 4/30/09, Steven Rostedt <> wrote:
> From: Steven Rostedt <>
> Instead of using the .config in the local directory. This patch
> changes to search various locations for a config.
> Here's the list and order of search:
> /proc/config.gz
> /boot/vmlinuz-`uname -r`
> vmlinux # local to the directory
> /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/kernel/configs.ko
> kernel/configs.ko
> kernel/configs.o
> .config
> Once it finds a file that contains a config (it checks if the binary
> objects have configs first) it then uses it to create the .config
> with minimum modules needed.

Maybe this has already been discussed, but is there some reason for
omitting /boot/config-`uname -r`? My understanding as a user of a
specific distribution was that kernel packages provide these files,
and therefore do not feel the need to enable CONFIG_IKCONFIG.


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