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    SubjectRe: PATCH: README - Fix misleading pointer to the defconf directory
    On Friday 12 June 2009, Patrick Ringl wrote:
    > the README simply points to a wrong/non-existent directory where the default
    > configurations are not suited, hence the patch.

    On six architectures, it's still the right directory, your patch breaks it.

    > Signed-off-by: Patrick Ringl <>
    > --- linux.orig/README 2009-06-10 05:05:27.000000000 +0200
    > +++ linux/README 2009-06-12 10:46:15.000000000 +0200
    > @@ -175,7 +175,7 @@
    > Like above, but avoids cluttering the screen
    > with questions already answered.
    > "make defconfig" Create a ./.config file by using the default
    > - symbol values from arch/$ARCH/defconfig.
    > + symbol values from arch/$ARCH/configs/*_defconfig.
    > "make allyesconfig"
    > Create a ./.config file by setting symbol
    > values to 'y' as much as possible.

    You could write e.g.

    default symbol values from one of arch/{$ARCH}/defconfig or
    arch/${ARCH}/configs/${PLATFORM}_defconfig, depending on
    the architecture.

    It would also be consistent to list the specific defconfigs here, like

    "make ${PLATFORM}_defconfig"
    Create a ./.config file by using the default
    symbol values from
    Use "make help" to see a list of the available
    platforms on your architecture.

    Not also that your patch should be merged through a subsystem maintainer.
    If you don't know who that is, use scripts/
    For scripts/kconfig/* and README it suggests sending it to Sam, Roman and, which sounds right.

    Arnd <><

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