Commit 98f540d3 authored by Markus Heidelberg's avatar Markus Heidelberg Committed by Sam Ravnborg
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kconfig: resort the documentation of the environment variables



All the KCONFIG_ environment variables were previously located in a
section "Environment variables in 'menuconfig'", but neither are they
restricted to 'menuconfig' nor are they all used by 'menuconfig'.

Introduce the following three sections for these variables:
  * Environment variables for '*config'
  * Environment variables for '{allyes/allmod/allno/rand}config'
  * Environment variables for 'silentoldconfig'

Furthermore this puts MENUCONFIG_MODE next to MENUCONFIG_COLOR into a
common section "User interface options for 'menuconfig'".

Signed-off-by: default avatarMarkus Heidelberg <markus.heidelberg@web.de>
Signed-off-by: default avatarSam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
parent 590a5857
......@@ -35,48 +35,26 @@ new .config files to see the differences:
(Yes, we need something better here.)
======================================================================
menuconfig
--------------------------------------------------
SEARCHING for CONFIG symbols
Searching in menuconfig:
The Search function searches for kernel configuration symbol
names, so you have to know something close to what you are
looking for.
Example:
/hotplug
This lists all config symbols that contain "hotplug",
e.g., HOTPLUG, HOTPLUG_CPU, MEMORY_HOTPLUG.
For search help, enter / followed TAB-TAB-TAB (to highlight
<Help>) and Enter. This will tell you that you can also use
regular expressions (regexes) in the search string, so if you
are not interested in MEMORY_HOTPLUG, you could try
/^hotplug
______________________________________________________________________
Color Themes for 'menuconfig'
Environment variables for '*config'
It is possible to select different color themes using the variable
MENUCONFIG_COLOR. To select a theme use:
KCONFIG_CONFIG
--------------------------------------------------
This environment variable can be used to specify a default kernel config
file name to override the default name of ".config".
make MENUCONFIG_COLOR=<theme> menuconfig
KCONFIG_OVERWRITECONFIG
--------------------------------------------------
If you set KCONFIG_OVERWRITECONFIG in the environment, Kconfig will not
break symlinks when .config is a symlink to somewhere else.
Available themes are:
mono => selects colors suitable for monochrome displays
blackbg => selects a color scheme with black background
classic => theme with blue background. The classic look
bluetitle => a LCD friendly version of classic. (default)
KCONFIG_NOTIMESTAMP
--------------------------------------------------
If this environment variable exists and is non-null, the timestamp line
in generated .config files is omitted.
______________________________________________________________________
Environment variables in 'menuconfig'
Environment variables for '{allyes/allmod/allno/rand}config'
KCONFIG_ALLCONFIG
--------------------------------------------------
......@@ -95,8 +73,7 @@ values.
This enables you to create "miniature" config (miniconfig) or custom
config files containing just the config symbols that you are interested
in. Then the kernel config system generates the full .config file,
including dependencies of your miniconfig file, based on the miniconfig
file.
including symbols of your miniconfig file.
This 'KCONFIG_ALLCONFIG' file is a config file which contains
(usually a subset of all) preset config symbols. These variable
......@@ -113,26 +90,14 @@ These examples will disable most options (allnoconfig) but enable or
disable the options that are explicitly listed in the specified
mini-config files.
______________________________________________________________________
Environment variables for 'silentoldconfig'
KCONFIG_NOSILENTUPDATE
--------------------------------------------------
If this variable has a non-blank value, it prevents silent kernel
config udpates (requires explicit updates).
KCONFIG_CONFIG
--------------------------------------------------
This environment variable can be used to specify a default kernel config
file name to override the default name of ".config".
KCONFIG_OVERWRITECONFIG
--------------------------------------------------
If you set KCONFIG_OVERWRITECONFIG in the environment, Kconfig will not
break symlinks when .config is a symlink to somewhere else.
KCONFIG_NOTIMESTAMP
--------------------------------------------------
If this environment variable exists and is non-null, the timestamp line
in generated .config files is omitted.
KCONFIG_AUTOCONFIG
--------------------------------------------------
This environment variable can be set to specify the path & name of the
......@@ -143,15 +108,54 @@ KCONFIG_AUTOHEADER
This environment variable can be set to specify the path & name of the
"autoconf.h" (header) file. Its default value is "include/linux/autoconf.h".
======================================================================
menuconfig
--------------------------------------------------
SEARCHING for CONFIG symbols
Searching in menuconfig:
The Search function searches for kernel configuration symbol
names, so you have to know something close to what you are
looking for.
Example:
/hotplug
This lists all config symbols that contain "hotplug",
e.g., HOTPLUG, HOTPLUG_CPU, MEMORY_HOTPLUG.
For search help, enter / followed TAB-TAB-TAB (to highlight
<Help>) and Enter. This will tell you that you can also use
regular expressions (regexes) in the search string, so if you
are not interested in MEMORY_HOTPLUG, you could try
/^hotplug
______________________________________________________________________
menuconfig User Interface Options
----------------------------------------------------------------------
User interface options for 'menuconfig'
MENUCONFIG_COLOR
--------------------------------------------------
It is possible to select different color themes using the variable
MENUCONFIG_COLOR. To select a theme use:
make MENUCONFIG_COLOR=<theme> menuconfig
Available themes are:
mono => selects colors suitable for monochrome displays
blackbg => selects a color scheme with black background
classic => theme with blue background. The classic look
bluetitle => a LCD friendly version of classic. (default)
MENUCONFIG_MODE
--------------------------------------------------
This mode shows all sub-menus in one large tree.
Example:
MENUCONFIG_MODE=single_menu make menuconfig
make MENUCONFIG_MODE=single_menu menuconfig
======================================================================
xconfig
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