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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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