[U-Boot-Users] Linux Kernel Config 1.2 for u-boot?

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Tue Nov 5 09:57:32 CET 2002

In message <200211050854.52321.h.schurig at mn-logistik.de> you wrote:
> Wouldn't it be nice to port lkc-1.2 to u-boot?   I know that OpenZaurus 
> already uses the system and I liked it there.

Something like that would indeed be nice; it has always been  one  of
the  things  I  tried  to keep in mind - the close resemblance of the
U-Boot config variables to the naming convention as used in Linux  is

> Yesterday evening I downloaded lkc-1.2 and patched it a little bit so that it 
> workes in the u-boot tree. "make xconfig" already works. However, the real 
> work will be the config.in files.


> When I, for example, look at include/configs/dnp1110.h then I see lot's of 
> defines and comments. With lkc, this would be very different. We would have a 
> config.in file (most probably more than one file) which defines what is 
> definable and also contains the code. The default-configs for the the boards 
> would be automatically done.
> This would be a tremendous change of focus, but I guess it might be worth it. 
> It would give much structure.

I looked into creating an old-style  Linux  "make  menuconfig"  setup
some  time ago, but quickly gave up when I saw which amount of effort
was required.

> Wolfgang, should I send you my tools/lkc-1.2 part of u-boot?

Sure, why not? If it's not too big (limit is 40k) you can  even  post
it  to  the list, so others can get check this, too. [Or I can put it
on a FTP server, or even in the CVS.]

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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