Kernel Configuration

Gregory Nowak greg at
Mon Feb 5 13:56:31 EST 2007

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I stand to be corrected, but I believe the first option you see is the
default. So in your example, y is the default choice. Just to clarify,
when I use the word default here, I mean it as the option that
pressing enter would choose, and not as the option that you get when
doing a fresh kernel compile, without a .config file present, or when
configuring an item never seen before.


On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 09:54:34AM -0700, Steve Holmes wrote:
> Parden the elementry question here, but I forget which option is default
> when doing a 'make config' or 'make oldconfig' to configure a kernel.
> What I mean specifically is when a choice comes up and the prompt says
> "(y/n/m)" which option is actually the default value? is it the 'y' in
> my example or would it be the 'm' in my example?
> I'm about to do a 'make oldconfig' on 2.6.20 and I wanna be sure I don't
> take the wrong defaults like I apparently did with
> Thanks for any help.
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