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Re: adding a module to a kernel

On 11-Apr-99 Wojciech Zabolotny wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Apr 1999, Richard Harran wrote:
>> I think that if you use make menuconfig or make xconfig, it 'remembers'
>> what you had the last time you ran it.  Thus you only have to set the
>> options that you want to change.
>> HTH
>> Rich
> But menuconfig (and xconfig) at the end suggests to do 'make dep; make
> clean'. So when finally you type 'make bzimage' it will remake the WHOLE
> kernel. I think, that the question was, if it is possible to build only
> the new module without the time consuming recompilation of the whole
> kernel...

Sort of.  I wanted to know if I could skip over the part where I have to
answer all the questions.  I did not mind having to do the remainder of the

> I don't know if it is possible. Whenever I changed my kernel/modules 
> configuration I recompiled everything, just for the safety reason.
> Only when I recompiled an additional module, not belonging to the official
> kernel source (e.g. my own device driver), I dared to rebuild the module
> alone.

menuconfig did not do this for me, so I answered all the questions again.



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