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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] kconfig: introduce nonint_oldconfig and loose_nonint_oldconfig
    On Tue, 13 Apr 2010 15:47:48 -0400 Aristeu Rozanski wrote:

    > This patch has been around for a long time in Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise
    > Linux kernels and it may be useful for others. The nonint_oldconfig target
    > will fail and print the unset config options while loose_nonint_oldconfig will
    > simply let the config option unset. They're useful in distro kernel packages
    > where the config files are built using a combination of smaller config files.
    > The patch's author AFAIK is Arjan van de Ven. Arjan, please add a Signed-off-by
    > if you're the original author.

    Roland McGrath added the loose parts according to his email of 2008.Mar.05:
    "I added this one (loose_nonint_oldconfig target, -B option to conf)."

    after Dave Jones posted this patch.

    (adding linux-kbuild mailing list & kbuild maintainer)

    Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <>

    > Signed-off-by: Aristeu Rozanski <>

    > @@ -613,5 +641,5 @@ int main(int ac, char **av)
    > exit(1);
    > }
    > }
    > - return 0;
    > + return return_value;
    > }

    Having 'make oldconfig' exit with Exit status: 139 (for example)
    can be confusing. I know that from experience. It took me a bit
    to find out what that meant. That part could be improved...


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