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SubjectRe: More fun with menuconfig...
Rob Landley <> writes:

> So I have a .config with CONFIG_ADVANCED_PARTION not set, and
> CONFIG_MSDOS_PARTITION=y. (I.E. the default from arch/i386/defconfig.)
> I fire up make menuconfig and expand the advanced partition menu (setting
> CONFIG_ADVANCED_PARTITION to y). MSDOS partition support is NOT set in the
> newly opened menu, I.E. opening the menu has the side effect of deselecting
> If I do nothing else, and save with the menu open, it's off. (Saved as "not
> set".) If I fire it up again and close the menu, CONFIG_MSDOS_PARTITION
> becomes Y again.
> What magic am I failing to understand here? (This sort of seems intentional,
> but it would make more sense for MSDOS partition support to default to on
> when you first open the menu...)

Maybe it's this default definition in fs/partitions/Kconfig(101):

bool "PC BIOS (MSDOS partition tables) support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
default y if !PARTITION_ADVANCED && !AMIGA && !ATARI && !MAC && !SGI_IP22 && !ARM && !SGI_IP27

Regards, Olaf.
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