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authorScott Rifenbark <>2012-06-20 09:04:27 -0700
committerRichard Purdie <>2012-06-29 14:59:27 +0100
commit1f53e5a96a35c2d7bb4679ea732ee5fe2b3bee1e (patch)
parentbf46fa7d50929f379dcd3f3af91fc2e382d29eb9 (diff)
documentation/dev-manual/dev-manual-kernel-appendix.xml: Added note
The example that changes the kernel configuration by enabling multiple processor support failed. The reason is because of bug 2256. This bug was discovered during Release 1.2. Apparently it also affects 1.1.2. I have added the Note explaining the bug. (From yocto-docs rev: 6a0af8103b24a0b24ffd0e29873feeb685e1cf5e) Signed-off-by: Scott Rifenbark <> Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
1 files changed, 13 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/documentation/dev-manual/dev-manual-kernel-appendix.xml b/documentation/dev-manual/dev-manual-kernel-appendix.xml
index c8f37f1fb3..d988f046d1 100644
--- a/documentation/dev-manual/dev-manual-kernel-appendix.xml
+++ b/documentation/dev-manual/dev-manual-kernel-appendix.xml
@@ -656,6 +656,8 @@
<section id='changing-the-config-smp-configuration-using-menuconfig'>
<title>Changing the&nbsp;&nbsp;<filename>CONFIG_SMP</filename> Configuration Using&nbsp;&nbsp;<filename>menuconfig</filename></title>
@@ -679,11 +681,20 @@
The Yocto Project build environment recognizes this kernel as
- Thus, the following command from the shell in which you previously sourced the
- environment initialization script launches <filename>menuconfig</filename>:
+ Thus, the following commands from the shell in which you previously sourced the
+ environment initialization script cleans the shared state memory and
+ the <filename>WORKDIR</filename> direcotry and then builds and
+ launches <filename>menuconfig</filename>:
<literallayout class='monospaced'>
+ $ bitbake linux-yocto -c cleansstate
$ bitbake linux-yocto -c menuconfig
+ <note>Due to a bug in the release, it is necessary to clean the shared state
+ memory in order for configurations made using <filename>menuconfig</filename>
+ to take effect.
+ For information on the bug, see
+ <ulink url='&YOCTO_BUGZILLA_URL;/show_bug.cgi?id=2256'></ulink>.
+ </note>