path: root/arch/x86/configs
diff options
authorDavid Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>2012-12-20 21:51:55 (GMT)
committerH. Peter Anvin <hpa@linux.intel.com>2012-12-20 22:37:18 (GMT)
commitffee0de411fd4f74f3b788892eeb075abbf26c52 (patch)
tree1b1bd2751822cdabca7d44de635369c9091ae624 /arch/x86/configs
parent29594404d7fe73cd80eaa4ee8c43dcc53970c60e (diff)
x86: Default to ARCH=x86 to avoid overriding CONFIG_64BIT
It is easy to waste a bunch of time when one takes a 32-bit .config from a test machine and try to build it on a faster 64-bit system, and its existing setting of CONFIG_64BIT=n gets *changed* to match the build host. Similarly, if one has an existing build tree it is easy to trash an entire build tree that way. This is because the default setting for $ARCH when discovered from 'uname' is one of the legacy pre-x86-merge values (i386 or x86_64), which effectively force the setting of CONFIG_64BIT to match. We should default to ARCH=x86 instead, finally completing the merge that we started so long ago. This patch preserves the behaviour of the legacy ARCH settings for commands such as: make ARCH=x86_64 randconfig make ARCH=i386 randconfig ... since making the value of CONFIG_64BIT actually random in that situation is not desirable. In time, perhaps we can retire this legacy use of the old ARCH= values. We already have a way to override values for *any* config option, using $KCONFIG_ALLCONFIG, so it could be argued that we don't necessarily need to keep ARCH={i386,x86_64} around as a special case just for overriding CONFIG_64BIT. We'd probably at least want to add a way to override config options from the command line ('make CONFIG_FOO=y oldconfig') before we talk about doing that though. Signed-off-by: David Woodhouse <David.Woodhouse@intel.com> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1356040315.3198.51.camel@shinybook.infradead.org Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@linux.intel.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch/x86/configs')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/arch/x86/configs/i386_defconfig b/arch/x86/configs/i386_defconfig
index 5598547..9444708 100644
--- a/arch/x86/configs/i386_defconfig
+++ b/arch/x86/configs/i386_defconfig
@@ -1,3 +1,4 @@
+# CONFIG_64BIT is not set

Privacy Policy