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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix corruption of CONFIG_X86_32 in 'make oldconfig'

* David Woodhouse <> wrote:

> On Mon, 2011-05-30 at 13:04 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> >
> > That v2 changelog still seems to have an attitude though about the
> > ARCH=i386 and ARCH=x86_64 modifiers (thoroughly debunked both by
> > myself and others), so mind sending a v3 one which correctly and
> > fairly describes the situation? (or ack my variant which ought to be
> > pretty close)
> SIGWENCH; have to run. Back later. Can we make it something like
> "This version preserves the legacy ARCH=i386/ARCH=x86_64 behaviour for
> randconfig/oldconfig/all*config, although I believe that this *ought* to
> be removed in the future, in favour of a generic method of overriding
> config options — one that doesn't work *only* for one particular config
> setting (CONFIG_64BIT), and *only* on one architecture (there's no
> equivalent for mips/powerpc/s390/parisc/sparc to flip CONFIG_64BIT for
> you)."
> It's less of an 'attitude' but I think it clearly states the situation?

Not sure we can actually remove it all that soon - people rely on it
and seem to like it, me included!

What kind of replacement are you suggesting?


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