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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add ``cloneconfig'' target
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    On 02/26/2011 06:26 PM, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 6:16 PM, Miguel Ojeda
    > <miguel.ojeda.sandonis@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 11:57 PM, Arnaud Lacombe <lacombar@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>> On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 5:47 PM, Miguel Ojeda
    >>> <miguel.ojeda.sandonis@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>>> /proc/config.gz is provided by the kernel and its format is defined by
    >>>> kconfig itself which is, as well, part of the kernel (it is not one
    >>>> random format from a pool of a trillion), so it will be nice if
    >>>> kconfig learns how to read its own configuration from there.
    >>>>
    >>> your point being ? kconfig is not only used by the Linux kernel, and
    >>> you cannot expect the feature to only be used in the cozy Linux kernel
    >>> environment.
    >>
    >> My point was that supporting reading from a .gz file is not anywhere
    >> near "knowing about the trillion file format which exist in the world"
    >>
    > Well, Jeff's patch is already about gzip and bzip2. Soon it will be
    > compress, xz, zip, rar, then rzip, lzma, 7z ...

    I added bzip2 as an exercise. But realistically, what would be wrong
    with distributors deciding to ship /boot/config-$UNAME_RELEASE.bz2 and
    saving a bit of valuable /boot disk space?

    Even if people /do/ submit patches do do all of those formats, your
    argument is based on the premise that having that ability is necessarily
    bad. I don't think we need them, but I don't think it's a good argument
    against this patch either.

    - -Jeff

    - --
    Jeff Mahoney
    SUSE Labs
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