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SubjectRe: bloated defconfigs
On Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 3:59 PM, Andreas Kemnade <andreas@kemnade.info> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I just stumbled upon our defconfigs.
>
> andi@aktux:~/gta04/gta04-kernel$ ls -l arch/arm/configs/ -Sr | tail -n
> 10 -rw-r--r-- 1 andi andi 9524 Apr 7 14:53 imote2_defconfig
> -rw-r--r-- 1 andi andi 9985 Jul 28 13:34 imx_v6_v7_defconfig
> -rw-r--r-- 1 andi andi 10118 Apr 7 14:53 ezx_defconfig
> -rw-r--r-- 1 andi andi 10665 Apr 7 14:53 s3c2410_defconfig
> -rw-r--r-- 1 andi andi 13161 May 29 18:14 omap2plus_defconfig
> -rw-r--r-- 1 andi andi 17834 May 29 18:14 pxa_defconfig
> -rw-r--r-- 1 andi andi 24624 Jul 28 13:34 multi_v7_defconfig
> -rw-r--r-- 1 andi andi 157222 Jul 28 13:34 letux_udoo_defconfig
> -rw-r--r-- 1 andi andi 157271 Jul 28 13:34 letux_lpae_defconfig
> -rw-r--r-- 1 andi andi 157352 Jul 28 13:34 letux_defconfig
>
>
> So we are bloated somehow. So I am wondering how these defconfigs are created.
> AFAIK the tool is
>
> make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=... savedefconfig
>
> the file can then be used as a defconfig. I just did it and copied it over to
> .config and used
> make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=... olddefconfig
>
> The result is the same. But the defconfig created by savedefconfig is only 20KB.
> Well, what is the advantage? We have a better overview where we have
> non-default values.

So, why not to send patches?


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With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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