ARM defconfig files

David Brown davidb at
Mon Jul 12 19:34:04 EDT 2010

On Monday 12 July 2010 16:18:01 Linus Torvalds wrote:

> 2010/7/12 David Brown <davidb at>:
> >
> > Do you have scripts or tools that you did this with, or is a manual
> > process.  We're about to add several new (ARM) targets, and it'd be
> > nice to be able to make small defconfigs for those targets as well.
> Uwe posted it earlier in this thread as an attachement, and I put the
> python script into the merge commit message too. And we should
> probably put it somewhere in scripts too, and/or make a 'make' target
> to create the small config files.
> I pushed it all out, and tagged it as -rc5.

Got it, thanks.  I just pulled a bit soon.

It seems a bit brute force, probably not something I can make part of
our regular build process, but I can definitely run it before sending
patches out.

I wonder if there's a more efficient way of doing it that doesn't
involve invoking make for each line of the file.  It at least
shouldn't be necessary to actually build the kernel each time.


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