Well, Sir - The Devil is in the details - the details being the actual, functioning, detailed choices in the config file.
I suspect that you have compiled... say.. kernels, no? So have I. As a matter of fact I, back in the day, used to tear them apart and rewrite them. Both in compiler languages and machine. -back in the day-
Any possibility of getting these config files as they are when YOU used them? I'm talking about the choices of options in the source tree, not the nits and lice of compile/assembly.
I may be older than dirt, with the memory of a lemming, but there is a fair chance that I could do this. There is also a fair chance that others might want to do this also.
I don't follow the kernel board, and would never understand what pgm flags are passed/massaged by the kernel. I DO remember XENIX tho.. and many changes from L2.4 to 2.6. I would like my stuff to be:
reenterant [boy, did I have a problem in the workplace with that - last week!]
non-reliant upon kernel handling
and, of course, able to be time-sliced.