[PATCH] ARM: nommu: re-enable use of vexpress without ARCH_MULTIPLATFORM

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Wed Jan 9 16:15:20 EST 2013

On Wednesday 09 January 2013, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> > If we decide that building an allnoconfig without any platform
> > is actually ok, we could just as well rip out that error statement.
> Is it expected for allnoconfig kernels to still boot on other 
> architectures? If so I think we should try to still provide a valid 
> config even in the allnoconfig case.

The practical use of a kernel without any device drivers or file
systems is pretty low, I would not expect such a kernel to be
any useful. Having a regular configuration where you just disable
the platform support is a little different. This could happen
when the platform you are building for depends on a specific
feature to be enabled or disabled and that option is accidentally
changed. E.g. when you turn off MMU support on a platform that
depends on having that, we fall back to the default platform
(versatile?). The same may happen when you build for a single
board and one of it's dependencies goes away.


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