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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/14] kconfig: streamline distro configs for testers
    On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 10:56:34PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
    >Here's my rebase of the prior push of
    >What this patch series does, is add my as a make
    >option for users. What does is to look at the
    >modules loaded in the system (lsmod) and then scans all the Makefiles
    >and Kconfigs in the current directory tree to find what configs need
    >to be set for the modules that are loaded.
    >It then looks at the .config (if .config is not found, it looks
    >in /boot, /proc/config.gz, vmlinux, configs.ko for .configs that it
    >may be able to use). This script will remove all options set as =m that
    >does not need to be set in order to build the modules found by lsmod.
    >NOTE: This does not touch any =y option. If you do make allyesconfig
    >and then run this, it will have not effect anything. Nor does this enable
    >any thing that is not set. Although we may change this in the future.
    >This patch series provides:
    > make localmodconfig
    >which will look for a .config to streamline. Then it will run silentoldconfig
    >to clean up any missing options.
    > make localyesconfig
    >will remove all =m that is not needed to build the modules provided
    >by lsmod, and then convert the rest to =y. Note, once you do this, no more
    >changes will be made by these scripts.
    >This is idea to help testers. Since a lot of people download a kernel
    >from and then uses the distro config to configure it. This can
    >take hours to build. Now all a tester needs to do, is to download the
    >kernel from and run "make localmodconfig". This will disable
    >most of the modules that are set in distro kernels and speed up the
    >build time by magnitudes!


    If I understand this correctly, this is what many people desired to
    have to configure kernel automatically.

    I am just a little bit confused by the names "streamline" and
    "localXXconfig", how about "autoconfig" ?


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