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SubjectRe: 2.6.22-rc6-mm1
On 6/28/07, Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.22-rc6/2.6.22-rc6-mm1/
>
> - NOTE (an uppercase one, indeed): there are a lot of menuconfig changes in
> here which break `make oldconfig' badly. If you grab an old .config and run
> `make oldconfig', your kernel probably won't work. I lost useful things
> like CONFIG_BLK_DEV and the whole SCSI system, because they were added after
> I generated my .config.
>
> So save yourself some hassle and check your .config carefully before
> building this kernel. Make sure that everything you need is still enabled.
>
> I found that manually adding "CONFIG_BLK_DEV=y" to the .config before
> running oldconfig saved a large number of config items from getting lost.

On the one ppc64 machine I have to test on for memoryless nodes, I
found I had to add back in CONFIG_BLK_DEV=y and
CONFIG_SCSI_LOWLEVEL=y. Just for reference as other folks pull out
their hair.

> Those menuconfig changes have been a huge pain.

Yes.

Thanks,
Nish
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