[Buildroot] What is procedure for building custom Linux-2.6.36 from BuildRoot?

Lionel Landwerlin llandwerlin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 16:45:40 UTC 2010

Hello Charles,

>From the buildroot configuration tool, in the kernel submenu, you can
select a "custom tarball" kernel (which might be a 2.6.36 in your
case) and also a "custom config file".

But if you're going to hack on your kernel, it make sense to make a
separate build.


Lionel Landwerlin

On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 5:28 PM, Charles Martel <SingerIsland at gmx.com> wrote:
> I noticed that BuildRoot will build a linux-2.6.36 kernel using default
> values.  What is the procedure for building a custom build of the Linux
> kernel?
> Specifically, BuildRoot builds SPI Drivers as modules (.ko) by default.  I'd
> like to have the SPI Drivers built-in (Y instead of M) and also have the
> UserSpace SPIDEV built.
> Can this be done from BuildRoot or must I rebuild the Linux kernel after
> building the BuildRoot filesystem?
> Also, I had to modify the Makefile to not wipe out the Linux .config file
> when I execute "make clean".  Is there a better way to store the customized
> values in Linux .config as part of the BuildRoot build configuration?
> Thanks.
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