[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Trimming down our default kernel configuration

WorMzy Tykashi wormzy.tykashi at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 21:45:03 EDT 2014

On 27 March 2014 21:34, Kevin Ott <supercodingmonkey at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm pretty sure your summary is accurate. However, these are things done in
> a configuration file when building the kernel. There isn't really a "default".

There is -- download the kernel sources and run "make defconfig".
It'll start with the current default for the architecture you're
building on [1 - x86_64][1 - i386], (which might not be up-to-date),
then sets any new flags to their default state.

I dunno how usable the default config is though, presumably not very,
or else Arch wouldn't deviate so from the defaults so much as to need
to ship custom configs with ABS.


[1 - x86_64] https://github.com/torvalds/linux/blob/master/arch/x86/configs/x86_64_defconfig
[1 - i386] https://github.com/torvalds/linux/blob/master/arch/x86/configs/i386_defconfig

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