[Buildroot] Patchwork oldest patches cleanup #2 (deadline November 17)

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Mon Nov 4 21:40:10 UTC 2013

On 04/11/13 12:17, Thomas De Schampheleire wrote:
> Hi Arnout,
> On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 8:03 AM, Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be> wrote:
>> On 01/11/13 16:09, Thomas De Schampheleire wrote:
>> [snip]
>>> linux: add default defconfig
>>> Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be>
>>> http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/181185
>>   This one didn't receive positive feedback, so I guess it's rejected. Short
>> recap: it allows you to build the kernel with the architecture's default
>> defconfig, which is typically a bloaty configuration that supports many
>> boards (if an appropriate device tree is present). IIRC the feedback was
>> that this wasn't usually appropriate for buildroot use cases.
> One annoyance I have is that if you want to quickly test something
> (for example when reviewing patches) and you enable a Linux kernel,
> you also have to specify a defconfig. Your patch would fix that use
> case. In such a test case, I typically don't care what is included in
> the kernel, because I would only compile-test.

  I completely agree, that was the reason that I created the patch in the 
first place.

  Unfortunately, the x86_defconfig is _huge_. And as mentioned by 
ThomasP, the other architecture's defconfigs aren't worth much. So I 
don't think this patch is really valuable after all.


> But I can also follow ThomasP's comments on that patch.
> There was a suggestion in case of x86 though, which in many cases
> would be ok for me in the above scenario. I wouldn't be against having
> just that...
> Best regards,
> Thomas

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