Kernel 2.6 - Build Options - Where has Configure.help gone ? - Help

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  1. Kernel 2.6 - Build Options - Where has Configure.help gone ?

    I require a full list of the linux kernel build options together with
    information on what effect they have on the finished kernel.

    There used to be a Configure.help file containing this information.

    This does not appear to be present in the 2.6.0 source tree.

    Where can I find details of this ?

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.



  2. Re: Kernel 2.6 - Build Options - Where has Configure.help gone ?

    On Sat, 03 Jan 2004 07:09:25 +0000, Mark Hobley wrote:

    > I require a full list of the linux kernel build options together with
    > information on what effect they have on the finished kernel.
    >
    > There used to be a Configure.help file containing this information.
    >
    > This does not appear to be present in the 2.6.0 source tree.
    >
    > Where can I find details of this ?
    >
    > Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.


    I just use the help option in the config.

  3. Re: Kernel 2.6 - Build Options - Where has Configure.help gone ?

    On Sat, 03 Jan 2004 17:48:09 +1000, bjg
    wrote:

    >I just use the help option in the config.


    I haven't got a help option on mine, because menuconfig doesn't work
    on my build machine and I haven't got a gui.

    Where does the help option get its information from ?

    I really do want to know what all the build options are for a PC based
    system.

    Configure.help held the information that I am looking for.

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  4. Re: Kernel 2.6 - Build Options - Where has Configure.help gone ?

    On Sat, 03 Jan 2004 12:37:21 +0000, Mark Hobley wrote:

    > On Sat, 03 Jan 2004 17:48:09 +1000, bjg
    > wrote:
    >
    >>I just use the help option in the config.

    >
    > I haven't got a help option on mine, because menuconfig doesn't work
    > on my build machine and I haven't got a gui.
    >
    > Where does the help option get its information from ?
    >
    > I really do want to know what all the build options are for a PC based
    > system.
    >
    > Configure.help held the information that I am looking for.


    Actually, if you're configuring via "make config", you can enter "?" at
    most of the prompts and see the help description.

    However, if you just want to view the help on one specific option without
    stepping through a couple thouand prompts, find the corresponding
    "Kconfig" file (scattered all throughout the codebase) and look up the
    help text there.

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