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SubjectRe: config automatically switches from 32-bit to 64-bit for x86
On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 09:39:51AM +0530, Jaswinder Singh Rajput wrote:
>Hello Rafael,
>On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 5:43 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki <> wrote:
>> On Thursday 27 May 2010, Jaswinder Singh Rajput wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I am trying to build 32 bit kernel image on 64-bit machine but after
>>> 'make menuconfig' it automatically switches 32-bit to 64-bit.
>> Try 'linux32 make menuconfig' and 'linux32 make'.
>Yes, this works :-)

I think 'make ARCH=i386 menuconfig' also works.

>But I wonder then what is the point/use of CONFIG_X86_32 if compiler
>is not listening to it.
>Logically compiler should set appropriate flags based on .config settings.

It's not compiler, it's kbuild, kbuild tries to determine the arch
by 'uname -m'.

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