make oldconfig

Dave Jones davej at redhat.com
Wed Nov 19 15:37:47 UTC 2003


On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 04:43:32PM -0500, David C. Hart wrote:
 > On Tue, 2003-11-18 at 16:21, Dave Jones wrote:
 > >  > Maybe this will make life easier. WHERE in the process do I run make
 > >  > oldconfig? My normal "make" routine is: clean, mrproper, clean, bzImage,
 > >  > modules, modules_install, install.
 > > 
 > > I use..
 > > 
 > > make mrproper
 > > cp configs/whatever .config
 > > make oldconfig
 > > make oldconfig

make dep here.

 > > make bzImage
 > > make modules
 > > make modules_install
 > 
 > I'm sorry to be dense. Of course I left out make dep before bzImage.
 > Before dep I'm in make menuconfig.

Duh, I'm also dense (in reality, I'm spoiled by 2.6 kernels, where make dep
isn't needed any more 8-)

 > What happens to my configuration when I make oldconfig?

1. Some config options are generated based on the decisions in already set options
2. include/config/ is built.

		Dave





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