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    SubjectRe: [RFC] Simplifying kernel configuration for distro issues
    On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 8:26 AM, Steven Rostedt <> wrote:
    > Side note, and this is for the 1%. If you want a true minconfig for your
    > system, ktest can do that for you.

    Try it, it's actually much harder than it seems. Like allmodconfig, it
    handles the minimum hardware well, but it tends to handle the subtle
    issues really badly.

    Many config options cause *very* subtle failures that are almost
    impossible to see. Like firewalls not loading correctly (and leaving
    the machine completely open), or just stuff that you didn't happen to
    test (USB sticks, printers, certain programs) not working. Not having
    the right audit options will make things still "work", but you'll get
    warnings at bootup, and who knows what that causes etc etc.

    These kinds of things are exactly why I'd like to have a distro config.


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