I'm trying to figure out how to compile a kernel using the ABS. My biggest problem is that I cant figure out where to get the stock config file. A couple of wikis and posts refer to files that I don't seem to have. I was also wondering how the initram used in the newer kernels affects compiling a new one. Do I need to create one with my custom kernel or is it something I shouldn't worry about? Thanks.
You can get the stock Arch config from abs (simply run abs with root perms and see /var/abs/kernels).
However, whether you want to use initramfs is not yet covered in the wiki. In theory, if you are building your own kernel for your machine and no other, you don't need to use initramfs, unless you want to use an encrypted root partition - you probably don't at this point.
Thanks, that was it. I didn't have abs installed... thought it was synonamous with pacman.