Smart Config_* 2.1.72 available

Michael Elizabeth Chastain (
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 18:21:36 -0600

Hello kernel hackers,

Here is Smart CONFIG_* for 2.1.72:


Smart CONFIG_* is a kernel patch to mkdep.c and related files to
implement individual CONFIG_* dependencies. So if you build a kernel,
then reconfigure and change CONFIG_FOO_WHATEVER, only the files that
use CONFIG_FOO_WHATEVER will be recompiled. This cuts kernel rebuild
time about 90%.

As the gnu people like to say: all reported bugs have been fixed.
See the beginning of the patch for a change summary.

Please keep sending success reports and bug reports. I would like
to see this feature in the standard kernel, but so far I've gotten
no response from Linus Torvalds.

Michael Chastain
"love without fear"