defconfig for rpi-linear

Chris Boot bootc at
Wed May 30 04:21:09 EDT 2012

On 30/05/12 04:50, Stephen Warren wrote:
> On 05/26/2012 03:34 PM, Chris Boot wrote:
>> On 25/05/2012 06:22, Stephen Warren wrote:
>>> Does anyone have a working .config or defconfig file for the rpi-linear
>>> branch? (I'm assuming that branch builds and boots OK?)
>>> Thanks.
>> Stephen,
>> My plan is to write a HOWTO style post on my blog for how to compile and
>> boot the rpi-linear branch. It'll include my .config, which I'll admit
>> is far from minimal but boots and works for me. I'll drop a note on the
>> list when I get it done.
> This would normally be handled by you/someone doing:
> make ARCH=arm savedefconfig
> mv defconfig arch/arm/configs/bcm2708_defconfig
> git add arch/arm/configs/bcm2708_defconfig
> git commit
> That way, everyone else can just run:
> make ARCH=arm bcm2708_defconfig
> to reproduce your configuration. Plus, when you add new features, you
> just update that file and check it in, and there's little need to
> communicate the change to anyway; it just magically works when they git
> fetch/pull.

Yep, but my thoughts were as the platform is still in flux a defconfig
would probably go through lots of revisions. Not only that, but as I
said my config is most definitely not a defconfig, having been derived
from a Debian .config with everything including the kitchen sink being
built (as modules) - and I'm too lazy to create a new config to call a
defconfig! :-)

> That said, I imagine the reason my attempts to get rpi-linear booting
> failed was due to the bootloader not filling in the mem or bootargs
> properties; I should go back and try again now that I figured that out...

Yes this was going to be one of the main things covered in my HOWTO, and
I still haven't got round to it, sorry :-(. Dom is doing some work at
the moment to get the bootloader to actually fill in the properties
properly for us - perhaps we should persuade him to subscribe to the list?


Chris Boot
bootc at

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