Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 142117
Add support for 'make cloneconfig'
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:13:38 EST
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Description of problem:
The SUSE distributions have an additional make target called 'cloneconfig'. This target creates a .config file that matches the currently running kernel. All it does is copy /proc/config.gz to .config and then configure the kernel. However, the real value of this is that all SUSE version ship with /proc/config.gz turned on by default. This makes it trivial to rebuild the kernel with the same options as it was installed.
At our company, we have a driver that works with several different 2.4 and 2.6 kernels, and our number one problem is getting our customers to have a properly configured kernel so that they can build our driver. Customers who have SUSE Linux are much easier to work with than users of other distros, mainly because of 'cloneconfig'.
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Steps to Reproduce:
cp /boot/config-`uname -r` .config
The /proc stuff is not going to be enabled, as it serves no purpose other than
to waste memory for 99% of users.