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

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Wed Aug 10 2011 - 14:00:32 EST

On 08/10/2011 12:00 PM, Emmanuel Deloget wrote:
> I understand that my question is indeed neither wanted nor clever, but
> what's the point of trying to support "make CONFIG_FOO=y"?
> Will we be expected to type a 42 meters long command line to compile the
> kernel instead of doing a menuconfig in the foreseable future? (and
> between typos, unmet dependencies and the myriad of other possible
> errors, I'm not sure I'll get more free time).
> I don't get it. If the goal is to help the kernel hackers and if it
> really helps them it might be a thing to do - it might prove useful for
> very simple CONFIG_ options but I'm not sure this will stay true for the
> general case.

That's useful for some cases, though, instead of having to create a
file; the driving cases here are architecture, platform or 32/64-bit
selection. For longer ones you'll create a file.

And no, menuconfig and .config files will not go away.

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