Re: Additional kconfig targets (cloneconfig, nonint_oldconfig etc)

From: Andres Salomon
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 16:42:27 EST

On Fri, 2 May 2008 21:09:49 +0200
Sam Ravnborg <sam@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> With the attached patch you can do:
> make K=my_favourite_config defconfig
> kconfig will read all config values form 'my_favourite_config'
> and set all other symbols to their default value.
> The output is now dense like this:
> # configuration is based on 'my_favourite_config'
> #
> # configuration written to .config
> #

Is this slated for 2.6.27?

> The K= notations works for the usual suspects:
> allnoconfig, allyesconfig, allmodconfig, randconfig and defconfig

Since this is aconf (automated), if we run 'make K=foo defconfig' and
'foo' doesn't contain one of the necessary values.. the build will fail,

> What is missing:
> 1) No support for .gz input file
> But should be easy to adjust to this
> 2) We hardcode that files name *_defconfig are found
> in arch/$ARCH/configs/*
> 3) Implement newsymbolsconfig (any better name?)
> Shall list all new symbols and shall not write
> any config

I'm not sure I see the point of #3.
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