Re: [PATCH] Add ``cloneconfig'' target

From: Arnaud Lacombe
Date: Sat Feb 26 2011 - 18:26:41 EST


On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 6:16 PM, Miguel Ojeda
<miguel.ojeda.sandonis@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 11:57 PM, Arnaud Lacombe <lacombar@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 5:47 PM, Miguel Ojeda
>> <miguel.ojeda.sandonis@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> /proc/config.gz is provided by the kernel and its format is defined by
>>> kconfig itself which is, as well, part of the kernel (it is not one
>>> random format from a pool of a trillion), so it will be nice if
>>> kconfig learns how to read its own configuration from there.
>> your point being ? kconfig is not only used by the Linux kernel, and
>> you cannot expect the feature to only be used in the cozy Linux kernel
>> environment.
> My point was that supporting reading from a .gz file is not anywhere
> near "knowing about the trillion file format which exist in the world"
Well, Jeff's patch is already about gzip and bzip2. Soon it will be
compress, xz, zip, rar, then rzip, lzma, 7z ...

- Arnaud
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