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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] Enable 'make CONFIG_FOO=y oldconfig'
On Wed, 2011-08-10 at 13:44 -0400, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
> Exactly my point, you just successfully created an half-backed config
> which is different than what Aunt Tillie wanted you to generate. This
> should be an hard error, same for "all*.config", not to mention that
> the error message is far from being helpful.

You are whining about something that has been true of the kernel config
system for at least the last 16 years that I've been working on it,

You're *right*, of course, but you're getting on my tits by whining
about it only *now*, in this context. At least I have offered *an* error
message reporting that the request was not honoured, which is a whole
lot better that we've been used to.

Please, if this offends you then by all means go and fix it. A sane way
of handling dependencies would give a way to say "do what you need to do
in order to enable CONFIG_SATA_MV", and should remove the abomination of
'select', which was introduced purely to work around that lack.

But none of that is directly relevant in *this* thread.


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