Re: [PATCH 2/2] Enable 'make CONFIG_FOO=y oldconfig'

From: David Woodhouse
Date: Wed Aug 10 2011 - 10:18:14 EST

On Wed, 2011-08-10 at 10:15 -0400, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
> hum, let's take a real life example: user foo wants his config to
> enable CONFIG_WIRELESS_EXT, so with what you propose, he would do:
> # make CONFIG_WIRELESS_EXT=y allmodconfig
> currently, this would _never_ work, unless one of the symbol selected
> by `allmodconfig' selects it, as WIRELESS_EXT is defined the
> following:
> bool
> I suspect there also an implicit dependency to WIRELESS.

This is a complete red herring. It's *always* been like that, and works
*just* like this for the 'all.config' file etc.

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