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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add ``cloneconfig'' target
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Hi,

On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 5:18 PM, Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 02:47:01PM -0500, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 1:07 AM, Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> wrote:
>> > We already have something remotely similar in kconfig.
>> > We use the following list:
>> > config DEFCONFIG_LIST
>> >        string
>> >        depends on !UML
>> >        option defconfig_list
>> >        default "/lib/modules/$UNAME_RELEASE/.config"
>> >        default "/etc/kernel-config"
>> >        default "/boot/config-$UNAME_RELEASE"
>> >        default "$ARCH_DEFCONFIG"
>> >        default "arch/$ARCH/defconfig"
>> >
>> I may argue that anything within the Linux tree which point
>> _by_default_ to something outside the tree itself is broken.
> The above allows the average user to just type "make menuconfig"
> and then the configuration of the current kernel is presented to
> the user.
I'm sure there is a way to do this from the Kbuild and not from the Kconfig.

> This is convinient in many cases.
this is a subjective point of view. I do build a lot of kernel for
anything but the current machine I'm using.

> We know the /proc/config.gz is an incresingly popular way to gain
> access to the configuration of the running kernel. So extending
> the already know and working way to obtaing the configuration
> of the running kernel to suppport /proc/config.gz is logical.
Then again, this should be doable from Kbuild.

> The fact that the configuration is gzipped does not warrant
> a new option to deal with this that almost duplicate the
> existing functionality.
>
agree.

- Arnaud
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