Coming up with a generic kernel config
ludo at gnu.org
Wed Jun 25 19:26:22 UTC 2014
(Resent to linux-libre at .)
In trying to get a generalist kernel config with Linux-Libre 3.15 for
the GNU system (via GNU Guix), I thought I’d start from ‘allmodconfig’.
Then I figured there are several issues:
1. Serial console is unavailable when booting. I thought that’d be
addressed by explicitly setting CONFIG_SERIAL_8250=y etc. (see
below for the list), but that’s not enough. What am I missing?
2. A whole bunch of test suites that run at startup are enabled by
‘allmodconfig’ (and not ‘defconfig’.) I’ve explicitly added =n
options to disable some of them, but it seems there are still some
lying around. Any idea whether/how these could be systematically
For reference, below is my current patch.
Please let me know if this is off-topic.
(And apologies for being such a noob.)
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