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    SubjectRe: `make oldconfig' no longer updating `.config.old'?
    On Mon, 4 Aug 2008, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
    > On Mon, Aug 04, 2008 at 09:02:43AM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
    > > I have the habit of doing `make .config{.old,}' after each config run,
    > > to see what was changed. But since a few weeks, `make oldconfig' no longer
    > > seems to update `.config.old'.
    > >
    > > This also breaks the default behavior of `scripts/diffconfig' (`If no
    > > config files are specified, .config and .config.old are used.').
    > >
    > > Was this change intentional?
    > .config is with current kconfig updated only if a user visible
    > symbol changes (or something like that).
    > I had another similar report where .config was not created if
    > missing and confi was not changed.
    > Fix is below and I will commit it soon.

    Thanks! Problem solved.



    Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

    In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
    when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
    -- Linus Torvalds

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