[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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