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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 <rjw@sisk.pl> 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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