Howto configure the Linux kernel / drivers / base

Generic Driver Options

  • Option: STANDALONE
    • Kernel Versions: ...
    • (on/off) Select only drivers that don't need compile-time external firmware if EXPERIMENTAL
    • default y
      Select this option if you don't have magic firmware for drivers that need it.
      If unsure, say Y.

    • Kernel Versions: ...
    • (on/off) Prevent firmware from being built
    • default y
      Say yes to avoid building firmware. Firmware is usually shipped with the driver, and only when updating the firmware a rebuild should be made. If unsure say Y here.

  • Option: FW_LOADER
    • Kernel Versions: ...
    • (on/off/module) Hotplug firmware loading support
    • select HOTPLUG
      This option is provided for the case where no in-kernel-tree modules require hotplug firmware loading support, but a module built outside the kernel tree does.

  • Option: DEBUG_DRIVER
    • Kernel Versions: ...
    • (on/off) Driver Core verbose debug messages
    • depends on DEBUG_KERNEL
      Say Y here if you want the Driver core to produce a bunch of debug messages to the system log. Select this if you are having a problem with the driver core and want to see more of what is going on.
      If you are unsure about this, say N here.

Linux Kernel Configuration

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