Subject: Re: effective configuration from config(8) after "no foo"
To: Rhialto <>
From: Daniel Carosone <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/20/2007 13:10:28
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On Thu, Dec 20, 2007 at 02:06:40AM +0100, Rhialto wrote:
> I'm converting my old kernel configuration file from "copy GENERIC and
> comment out lots of stuff" to "include generic and insert lots of "no"
> statements".

As an aside for use with the current tools...

I find it much easier to do "copy GENERIC and delete lots of stuff"
rather than commenting out; the line deletions are much easier to
manage with a 3-way-merge tool (and decent VCS support for finding the
LCA, but that's separate again).

More on topic, the case you illustrate of:
 foo* at bar?
 bar* at baz?
 no baz*
seems like a bug.

I don't know of a way to generate the RSOP config you ask for, but it
sure sounds useful.


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