Niclas Zeising zeising at daemonic.se
Tue Nov 8 13:13:12 UTC 2011

On 11/08/11 12:36, O. Hartmann wrote:
> Sorry for the boring question, but is the default configuration file
> /sys/amd64/conf/DEFAULTS anywhere include in a regular configuration
> file for the kernel while building the kernel?
> I looked for include statements in GENERIC, but didn't find one. I use
> custom kernel config files and adapt most changes from the NOTES files
> in the sources tree.
> With the today's update of README in /sys/amd64/conf I realised some
> important changes, so this triggered my question.
> I simply made an additional "include" in the custom config file, but if
> this isn't necessary, I'll delete it again. And I'm interested in how
> the kernel is built from. It is a very convenient way to type simply
> "make kerne" in /usr/src/, but it vanishes to much of the complexity and
> understanding how the system builds and could cause problems.
> Thanks for your patience and tahnks in advance,
> Regards,
> Oliver

 From my understanding of things, the DEFAULTS kernel configuration file 
is automatically included into the build by config(8). There is no need 
to include it into the generic using the "include" statement. It was 
first added 6 years ago, on October 27 2005.
Niclas Zeising

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