[RFC] First pass config fragment breakout for linaro kernel

Ryan Harkin ryan.harkin at linaro.org
Wed Mar 28 15:49:22 UTC 2012

On 28 March 2012 13:07, Andy Green <andy.green at linaro.org> wrote:

> On 03/27/2012 04:48 PM, Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> > Is there a recommended way of generating a config fragment for a board?
> >
> > Currently, the vexpress config is quite large and its origin is unknown
> > to the LT.  If I remove the linaro-base.conf entries from our config, we
> > still end up with a config that is 793 lines long.
> One way would be "make oldconfig" their starting-point then add it your
> arch-specific needs.
> But we shouldn't be patching configs, but defconfigs.
> If you do make savedefconfig, it'll create you a file "defconfig" that
> just contains the delta from your .config and "all defaults".
> If you use that to create patches against the defconfigs, you'll find
> you're dealing with much shorter deltas that 793 lines.
Thanks Andy, that was me asking that question.

Tixy was already aware of these mechanisms, so as usual, he stole the task
off me before I could say anything more about it...

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