O. Hartmann ohartman at mail.zedat.fu-berlin.de
Tue Nov 8 13:27:10 UTC 2011

Am 11/08/11 14:12, schrieb Niclas Zeising:
> 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.
> Regards!

Thank you very much.

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