[PATCH] Kconfig: sync with linux kernel v2.6.35-4771-g1787985

Uwe Kleine-König u.kleine-koenig at pengutronix.de
Tue Aug 24 13:59:39 EDT 2010

Hi Sam,

On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 01:35:50PM +0200, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 12:27:34PM +0200, Sascha Hauer wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 05:15:36PM +0200, Jean-Christophe PLAGNIOL-VILLARD wrote:
> > > On 06:17 Sun 08 Aug     , Jean-Christophe PLAGNIOL-VILLARD wrote:
> > > > this will add also the support of the new ncurse interface nconfig
> > > > 
> > > > Signed-off-by: Jean-Christophe PLAGNIOL-VILLARD <plagnioj at jcrosoft.com>
> > > is it ok to apply it?
> > 
> > Generally ok, yes. I just thought we should wait a little for a later
> > version, or have I misunderstood Sam?
> Current state of kconfig in v2.6.36-rc1 (which is a later version than
> the one Jean-Christophe references) is the following:
> - savedefconfig bugs fixed
> - reading a minimal config (created by savedefconfig) fixed
> The nconfig issues I mentioned regarding search are
> not yet ready.
> And I am not sure if they go in until next merge window.
> Likewise there are patches in the works that will ease
> the integration with external projects.
> The patches does the following:
> - Allows the prefix to be configured (CONFIG_ => BR2_)
> - No more hardcoded "kernel" strings
> - mainmenu in the config file is used as headline
> These patches will go in during next merge window if they
> are finished in due time.
Just in case you run out of ideas, one thing that I would really like to
have is a "Go there" button in the search results.  I often want to
change one symbol.  The easiest way to do this (apart from editing
.config directly) would be:

	make menuorwhateverconfig
	"Go there"
	enable it

Or better:

	make menuorwhateverconfig

OK, it's not that easy as FOO might have dependencies that even might
not be fulfillable, but still, I'd like it.

And there is IMHO a bug in Kconfig.  If I search for "CONFIG_LL" I get a
long list starting with:


If I had to guess what the problem is, I'd say that kconfig strips
"CONFIG_" before searching.  It should better search for ^LL instead of
LL, no?

Best regards

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