Commit 80b810b2 authored by Steven Rostedt's avatar Steven Rostedt Committed by Linus Torvalds
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localmodconfig: Document localmodconfig in README

Someone (over a year ago :-p) asked me to document localmodconfig in the
README file in the source code.  I thought it was a good idea but other
things were more important and I simply forgot about it.  Well, I
stumbled on the email asking me about this and I'm sending it out now.
Signed-off-by: default avatarSteven "Mr. Procrastinator" Rostedt <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent d8dc91b7
......@@ -206,6 +206,24 @@ CONFIGURING the kernel:
"make randconfig" Create a ./.config file by setting symbol
values to random values.
"make localmodconfig" Create a config based on current config and
loaded modules (lsmod). Disables any module
option that is not needed for the loaded modules.
To create a localmodconfig for another machine,
store the lsmod of that machine into a file
and pass it in as a LSMOD parameter.
target$ lsmod > /tmp/mylsmod
target$ scp /tmp/mylsmod host:/tmp
host$ make LSMOD=/tmp/mylsmod localmodconfig
The above also works when cross compiling.
"make localyesconfig" Similar to localmodconfig, except it will convert
all module options to built in (=y) options.
You can find more information on using the Linux kernel config tools
in Documentation/kbuild/kconfig.txt.
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