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SubjectRe: config automatically switches from 32-bit to 64-bit for x86
On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 10:53:41AM +0530, Jaswinder Singh Rajput wrote:
>On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 10:01 AM, Américo Wang <xiyou.wangcong@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 09:39:51AM +0530, Jaswinder Singh Rajput wrote:
>>>
>>>But I wonder then what is the point/use of CONFIG_X86_32 if compiler
>>>is not listening to it.
>>>
>>>Logically compiler should set appropriate flags based on .config settings.
>>>
>>
>> It's not compiler, it's kbuild, kbuild tries to determine the arch
>> by 'uname -m'.
>>
>
>Ahh, then kbuild is buggy, kbuild should check .config instead of
>'uname -m' and verify from user if it mismatches.
>

Why? You didn't use 'make oldconfig', why shoud it check?
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