Re: [PATCH] config: Add 'make kvmconfig'

From: Michal Marek
Date: Thu Oct 27 2011 - 10:32:33 EST

On 27.10.2011 16:11, Pekka Enberg wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 3:51 PM, Michal Marek <mmarek@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> I like the feature - i hope it's expressed in the right Kbuild-ish
>>> fashion.
>>> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxx>
>> I hope we won't now also be getting make nfsconfig, make paeconfig and
>> whatnot :). Also, the lists of select statements might need updates from
>> time to time, if new dependencies appear.
> The use case is to be able to take a .config posted in a bug report
> and easily turn that into something that the KVM tool can boot.
> "kvmconfig" really represents a virtualized x86 architecture
> configuration. Maybe the naming is off because it's not about
> individual features like paeconfig or nfsconfig would be but rather
> about turning on all the required options for virtualized x86 for the
> KVM tool.

OK, if it's just this single use case, then why not.

> If you have better ideas how to do this, we're happy to change the
> implementation.

The implementation is not as important as the new user interface that
people get used to. And I think the user interface is OK. Regarding
implementation, expect that you'll have to add more select statements
from time to time. But there is ATM no better solution to this.

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