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

    On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 5:18 PM, Sam Ravnborg <> 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 <> 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.

    - Arnaud
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