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SubjectRe: "make menuconfig" is dangerously broken...
On Mon, 6 Apr 1998, Matti Aarnio wrote:

> I had a lot of problems at getting 2.1.92 to boot, and run
> at my Alpha machine.
>
> In the end it turns out, doing "make menuconfig" was the
> main source of problems.
>
> Using "make config" or "make xconfig" will produce correct
> results, including even support for generic PCI-IDE-DMA.
>
> I am inclined to say that "make menuconfig" should be wrapped
> with a BIG warning that it is unsafe with certain input scripts.
> An example of such input is: drivers/block/Config.in

make xconfig is also known to be 'unsafe'!

Hugo.

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