[PATCH 1/6] ARM: refresh defconfig files

Krzysztof Kozlowski krzysztof.kozlowski at linaro.org
Fri Jul 22 01:36:17 AEST 2022

On 21/07/2022 17:33, Scott Branden wrote:
> Hi Arnd,
> On 2022-07-21 07:13, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>> From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
>> A lot of Kconfig options have changed over the years, and we tend
>> to not do a blind 'make defconfig' to refresh the files, to ensure
>> we catch options that should not have gone away.
>> I used some a bit of scripting to only rework the bits where an
>> option moved around in any of the defconfig files, without also
>> dropping any of the other lines, to make it clearer which options
>> we no longer have.
> Resync is fine.  But, it would be great if the defconfig files were kept 
> in sync. Almost every kernel version kconfig options change which affect 
> these files. Could we put in place a defconfig refresh per kernel 
> version to keep them all in sync going forward?

Not entirely, because some Kconfig changes are causing symbols to
disappear. Also defconfig is expected to include user-visible options,
even if savedefconfig would drop them.

This is why blind savedefconfig is not acceptable.

Best regards,

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