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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix corruption of CONFIG_X86_32 in 'make oldconfig'
    On Mon, 30 May 2011 20:40:55 +0200 Arnd Bergmann wrote:

    > On Monday 30 May 2011 19:27:31 Randy Dunlap wrote:
    > > On Mon, 30 May 2011 13:05:58 +0200 Arnd Bergmann wrote:
    > >
    > > Ingo recently wrote:
    > > | When it wont boot straight away (often it does) i use a
    > > | Kconfig-needed set of minimal set of configs that enables the minimal
    > > | hardware environment.
    > >
    > > which I believe is the same method that is documented in
    > > Documentation/kbuild/kconfig.txt, subject "KCONFIG_ALLCONFIG": (partial text)
    > >
    > > This enables you to create "miniature" config (miniconfig) or custom
    > > config files containing just the config symbols that you are interested
    > > in. Then the kernel config system generates the full .config file,
    > > including symbols of your miniconfig file.
    > >
    > > This 'KCONFIG_ALLCONFIG' file is a config file which contains
    > > (usually a subset of all) preset config symbols. These variable
    > > settings are still subject to normal dependency checks.
    > >
    >
    > Very nice, I didn't know about it. Unfortunately, this seems to
    > suffer from the same problem as the generic "randconfig" -- it
    > ignores all "choice" statements and just uses the default:
    >
    > Try for instance
    >
    > KCONFIG_ALLCONFIG=arch/arm/configs/omap2plus_defconfig make \
    > O=obj-allmod/ allnoconfig ARCH=arm
    >
    > This is supposed to set CONFIG_ARCH_OMAP, but it instead chooses
    > CONFIG_ARCH_VERSATILE, which means it's still useless for me.

    baa humbug.

    dear linux-kbuild, can "choice" choices be made random during
    "make randconfig", please?

    ---
    ~Randy
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