.config file and extract

Niklas Johansson raphexion at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 08:48:02 CET 2008

On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 8:31 AM, Andy Green <andy at openmoko.com> wrote:
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> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> | Niklas Johansson wrote:
> |> Hey,
> |>
> |> I am having some troubles getting a good .config file for the kernel.
> |>
> |> Is there anyway to extract the .config file from an existing kernel
> |> (something like scripts/extract-ikconfig)
> |
> | /proc/config.gz is a compressed copy of the config.  It should be
> | present on any self-respecting kernel. :)
> Fedora doesn't have it... their packaging system drops a copy of the
> .config in /boot instead.  One has to be careful about having excessive
> self-respect :-)

On my Om2008.9 system the is only one file in the /boot with is the
kernel (uImage-2.6.24). Maybe I have done something wrong...

> Likewise, we provide the packaging config for stable with our git tree
> as Sander points out.  If there's any deviation from that in actual
> packaging, I am sure Mickey will provide patches...

I try to use the defconfig-gta02 when running making a new config with
    make ARCH=arm oldconfig defconfig-gta02
but I still have to fill in a lot of missing information. I would say
more than 50-100 options. Stuff I have no clue about. (A have tried
the brances origin/stabile and origin/andy).

> - -Andy
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