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[OCLUG-Tech] has anyone ever tried to use a "make allmodconfig" kernel build?

  • Subject: [OCLUG-Tech] has anyone ever tried to use a "make allmodconfig" kernel build?
  • From: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday [ at ] crashcourse [ dot ] ca>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 11:51:14 -0400 (EDT)
  for teaching purposes (and a little experimentation), i want to see
if it's feasible to actually build a "make allmodconfig" kernel for my
ASUS laptop. for people who don't know what that is:

  allmodconfig	  - New config selecting modules when possible

so if i start with a fresh kernel directory and do "make
allmodconfig", i get a new .config file with 3809 lines containing
"=m", so clearly i'm going to get a *lot* of modules, and
(theoretically) a *very* small vmlinux file.

  anyone ever done that and get a successful boot on a standard
system? and that's part one.

  if that works, then the second step would be to, on that running
system, run "make localmodconfig" to reconfigure to remove all of the
modules that aren't currently loaded, which should give me the minimal
kernel, and the minimal set of loadable modules i need to build.




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