Re: [2.6 patch] defconfig's shouldn't set CONFIG_BROKEN=y

From: Simon Richter <>
Date: 2005-12-14 00:34:04

Adrian Bunk wrote:

>>It's a problem introduced by your patch because the resulting defconfig
>>file becomes _wrong_ by your change, and other changes in the defconfig
>>are thereby hidden.

> No, CONFIG_BROKEN=y in a defconfig file is a bug.

Indeed, but that's not the point. A defconfig file should be the result 
of running one of the various configuration targets; yours are 
hand-patched. If you run the defconfig target, it will copy the config 
file and run oldconfig, thus resulting in a different configuration file 
(because options may now be gone and hence disabled) than what was in 
the defconfig, and thus people may come to the wrong conclusion that if 
a driver is enabled in a defconfig file, it will be built.


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