kernel config

Albert Cahalan (
Wed, 19 Jul 1995 18:21:31 -0400

It seems that many people want to change the way the kernel is
compiled, but nobody can find a good solution. A new config
program _must_ be supported by Linus because anything else will
not be kept in sync with the kernel.

Some ideas:

All the adjustable defines are kept in a database. Each define is
classified with cross-references, dependencies, and options. This
is so that different config programs can have different menu systems,
yet be (mostly) independent of the kernel version.

Help is stored in a separate file. Each define gets a paragraph.
The DOS 5 help file format is simple to use

This needs to be done in 1.3.x really soon.