[Buildroot] Why when I change BR2_LINUX_KERNEL_CUSTOM_CONFIG_FILE and run make linux-reconfigure the kernel .config does not change? Ask Question

Ciro Santilli ciro.santilli at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 15:58:23 UTC 2018


Buildroot 7d43534625ac06ae01987113e912ffaf1aec2302 post 2018.02,
Ubuntu 17.10 host.

I run:

    make qemu_x86_64_defconfig
    printf 'BR2_LINUX_KERNEL_CUSTOM_CONFIG_FILE=\"kdb\"\n' >>.config
    make olddefconfig
    time make BR2_JLEVEL="$(nproc)"

where kdb is a Linux kernel configuration that has `CONFIG_KGDB=y`.

Then as expected:

    grep '^CONFIG_KGDB=y' ./output/build/linux-4.15/.config

has a match.

But then I want to try out a new kernel config, so I try:


where `nokdb` is a kernel config that has `CONFIG_KGDB=n` and then:

    time make BR2_JLEVEL="$(nproc)" linux-reconfigure

However to my surprise, the kernel `.config` did not change,
`CONFIG_KGDB=y` is still there.

Only if I do:

    rm -f ./output/build/linux-4.15/.config
    time make BR2_JLEVEL="$(nproc)" linux-reconfigure

Is there a better way to force the kernel `.config` to be regenerated,
e.g. some other `linux-*` target?

I don't like this `rm` solution because it forces me to deal with
"internal" paths inside `output`.

I'd  expect `linux-reconfigure` to do that regeneration for me.

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