Re: [PATCH] Add ``cloneconfig'' target
From: Jeff Mahoney
Date: Sat Feb 26 2011 - 18:39:18 EST
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
On 02/26/2011 06:26 PM, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
> 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
>> 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 ...
I added bzip2 as an exercise. But realistically, what would be wrong
with distributors deciding to ship /boot/config-$UNAME_RELEASE.bz2 and
saving a bit of valuable /boot disk space?
Even if people /do/ submit patches do do all of those formats, your
argument is based on the premise that having that ability is necessarily
bad. I don't think we need them, but I don't think it's a good argument
against this patch either.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v2.0.16 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with SUSE - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/