Well, I'm back with a better way to ask the question.
I've got a working
.config file in my kernel
build_dir. I pull this config files from /proc/config.gz on the device that was working. Long story is that I had a working config, lost my repo, and couldn't get the right settings to get it working again. I had one that worked, but no way to get it into the build system again.
I pulled the
/proc/config.gz from the working image, uncompressed it, did a
make clean to tidy up the build directory, then moved the
config file into the kernel root's
.config file.. I made one change to the file to fix the
initramfs staging directory (the old repo used a different CPU define.) and didn't re-run
I built the image out and put it on the device, and it worked (the issue was the ignorant Octeon III ethernet drivers being patched in and the correct config set.. I had the patches, but the config flags....)
So, now I know I have a valid kernel
.config, where can I put it so it's not gone the next time I do a
PACKAGE_ information and only some of the kernel flags.
Can I safely over-right my
target/linux/octeon/config-4.19 file with the working config? I know the
config-4.19 is used for
defconfig, but is it used for what I'm trying to do?