[PATCH] config: update usage/help info

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On Wed, 12 Apr 2006 18:59:29 +0200 Sam Ravnborg wrote:

> > IMO the main points/questions are:
> > 
> > - where to document the command-line options and environment variables
> >   (including the recent KCONFIG_CONFIG):  in a usage() function or in
> >   Documentation/kbuild/usage.txt file?
> The latter...
> make help was the other alternative and it is too big already.
> For kbuild I also need to add some stuff.

Here's a shot at it, although it seemed that top-level README was
sufficient for the make *config additions.  We can move whatever you
think should be moved to a new file.
(This is missing a recent KCONFIG_OVERWRITECONFIG environment variable
that I think Roman just added.)

From: Randy Dunlap <[email protected]>

Replace outdated help message with a reference to README.
Update README for make *config variants and environment
variable info.

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <[email protected]>
 README                 |   23 ++++++++++++++++++++++-
 scripts/kconfig/conf.c |    3 ++-
 2 files changed, 24 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- linux-2617-rc1.orig/scripts/kconfig/conf.c
+++ linux-2617-rc1/scripts/kconfig/conf.c
@@ -5,6 +5,7 @@
 #include <ctype.h>
 #include <stdlib.h>
+#include <stdio.h>
 #include <string.h>
 #include <unistd.h>
 #include <time.h>
@@ -546,7 +547,7 @@ int main(int ac, char **av)
 		case 'h':
 		case '?':
-			printf("%s [-o|-s] config\n", av[0]);
+			fprintf(stderr, "See README for usage info\n");
--- linux-2617-rc1.orig/README
+++ linux-2617-rc1/README
@@ -165,10 +165,31 @@ CONFIGURING the kernel:
 	"make xconfig"     X windows (Qt) based configuration tool.
 	"make gconfig"     X windows (Gtk) based configuration tool.
 	"make oldconfig"   Default all questions based on the contents of
-			   your existing ./.config file.
+			   your existing ./.config file and asking about
+			   new config symbols.
 	"make silentoldconfig"
 			   Like above, but avoids cluttering the screen
 			   with questions already answered.
+	"make defconfig"   Create a ./.config file by using the default
+			   symbol values from arch/$ARCH/defconfig.
+	"make allyesconfig"
+			   Create a ./.config file by setting symbol
+			   values to 'y' as much as possible.
+	"make allmodconfig"
+			   Create a ./.config file by setting symbol
+			   values to 'm' as much as possible.
+	"make allnoconfig" Create a ./.config file by setting symbol
+			   values to 'n' as much as possible.
+	"make randconfig"  Create a ./.config file by setting symbol
+			   values to random values.
+   The allyesconfig/allmodconfig/allnoconfig/randconfig variants can
+   also use the environment variable KCONFIG_ALLCONFIG to specify a
+   filename that contains config options that the user requires to be
+   set to a specific value.  If KCONFIG_ALLCONFIG=filename is not used,
+   "make *config" checks for a file named "all{yes/mod/no/random}.config"
+   for symbol values that are to be forced.  If this file is not found,
+   it checks for a file named "all.config" to contain forced values.
 	NOTES on "make config":
 	- having unnecessary drivers will make the kernel bigger, and can
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