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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 6:59 pm    Post subject: make oldconfig new driver defaults? Reply with quote

I don't use genkernel, and always just copy my old .config and us "make oldconfig". Why is it that sometimes the defaults for new drivers is 'Y' by default? I'm assuming that's just a bad decision from the kernel folks upstream(?).

To day I was going from gentoo-sources-4.1.15-r1 to gentoo-sources-4.4.6 and make oldconfig forced me to override these eth drivers to N:

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Cavium ethernet drivers: N
EZchip devices: N
Renesas devices: N
Synopsys devices: N


I hate having to watch for stuff like that. Anyone have any idea why that happens periodically?

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, do not go with defaults. I have no clue how/why they are set the way they are, just ignore defaults and make your own decisions.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, generally I can go through things pretty quickly, but I always watch out for anything defaulting to Y. I don't get why obscure new hardware drivers ever default to Y, but they often do.

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not long time ago there was a _new_ option set to Y - can't recall what it was - hitting ? and looking at comment: this option is obsolete and nobody needs it. Go figure.
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