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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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