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SubjectRe: [PATCH 7/7] kconfig: search for a config to base the local(mod|yes)config on

On Thu, 30 Apr 2009, Alan Jenkins wrote:

> On 4/30/09, Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> wrote:
> > From: Steven Rostedt <srostedt@redhat.com>
> >
> > Instead of using the .config in the local directory. This patch
> > changes streamline_config.pl 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.

You know, I did not even think about that :-/

I'll update that.

Thanks,

-- Steve



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