Re: Additional kconfig targets (cloneconfig, nonint_oldconfig etc)

From: Dave Jones
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 17:12:57 EST

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 04:47:03PM -0400, Andres Salomon wrote:

> > 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.

It's something we've had in Fedora kernels forever, because
when rebasing to a new upstream version the process becomes

make newsymbolsconfig
take list of symbols, and make decisions on them
make oldconfig

without it, the process would be..

make oldconfig
note new symbol, make decision
make oldconfig
note a 2nd new symbol, make decision
make oldconfig
note a 3rd new symbol..
make oldconfig..
you get the idea.

The way we have it isn't perfect, (adding a new symbol may unhide
another set of new symbols), but it reduces the number of iterations
needed dramatically.


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