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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix corruption of CONFIG_X86_32 in 'make oldconfig'
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    On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 13:43, David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org> wrote:
    > On Tue, 2011-05-31 at 12:41 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
    >> * David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org> wrote:
    >> > On Tue, 2011-05-31 at 09:53 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
    >> > > I'll always prefer typing:
    >> > >   make ARCH=x86_64 ...
    >> > > To:
    >> > >   make ARCH=x86 CONFIG_64BIT=y ...
    >> >
    >> > Why else would you need to specify ARCH=x86 on the latter command line?
    >>
    >> Note that if we are consistent and implement the logical extension of
    >> your CONFIG_64BIT 'fix' then we could pick up the target architecture
    >> from the .config as well and not use the host architecture.
    >
    > It would be interesting, perhaps, to make the architecture a config
    > option. Distinctly non-trivial, though. I think it's been discussed
    > before.

    IIRC, that's one of the goals on the kbuild plan.

    Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                            Geert

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