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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add ``cloneconfig'' target
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    Hi,

    On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 1:07 AM, Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> wrote:
    > We already have something remotely similar in kconfig.
    > We use the following list:
    > config DEFCONFIG_LIST
    >        string
    >        depends on !UML
    >        option defconfig_list
    >        default "/lib/modules/$UNAME_RELEASE/.config"
    >        default "/etc/kernel-config"
    >        default "/boot/config-$UNAME_RELEASE"
    >        default "$ARCH_DEFCONFIG"
    >        default "arch/$ARCH/defconfig"
    >
    I may argue that anything within the Linux tree which point
    _by_default_ to something outside the tree itself is broken. Say I try
    to build a Linux kernel on a system with has its own non-kconfig
    `/etc/kernel-config', I guess this would make the configuration fail.

    > It would be better to teach kconfig to read /proc/config.gz
    > and then add it to the list above.
    >
    Why ? Thing should be kept simple. kconfig's job is not to know about
    the trillion file format which exist in the world, even more if the
    implementation is made by building a command[0], executing it in a
    separate process and reading the output. This is the shell's job. What
    may be useful in the contrary would be to eventually teach kconfig to
    read from <stdin>.

    - Arnaud

    [0]: which is built depending on an extension, which is even more awful ...

    > This list is used if you just type "make enuconfig" without
    > any configuration.
    >
    >        Sam
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