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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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