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

  • Subject: Re: [OCLUG-Tech] has anyone ever tried to use a "make allmodconfig" kernel build?
  • From:   <porpen [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2013 08:46:52 -0400
I've made kernels that have only raid1, ext2 and a single block device
built-in, with the rest as modules (including raid5).  It was a long while
ago.. pre git days.

Oops.. you'll need to include the initramfs built-in too.

video, keyboard, network, mouse, usb... you don't, strictly speaking, need
those built-in.

I recommend including video as a built-in until you have a cleanly booting
kernel.. then switch the video to a module as the last change.  Or, perhaps
netconsole... in which case it's those options that are last to be switched
to a module or dropped entirely.  It's that or trial-and-error kernel
debugging with no error feedback.. have fun with that.


On 3 June 2013 13:35, Paul Hays <Paul [ dot ] Hays [ at ] cattail [ dot ] ca> wrote:

> Haven't tried make almodconfig.
> We'd need to build-in any modules needed for boot (e.g. disk, and maybe
> video, keyboard, network, mouse, usb). If any aren't handled automatically,
> I think they can be forced in using a file named all.config in the
> top-level build directory. (Seems obvious, but I've built kernels that are
> missing those!)
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