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From: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: jengelh@computergmbh.de, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	mingo@elte.hu, davej@redhat.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] make /dev/kmem a config option
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 21:16:53 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080211211653.301ab24d@laptopd505.fenrus.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080211205914.f357d179.akpm@linux-foundation.org>

On Mon, 11 Feb 2008 20:59:14 -0800
Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 11 Feb 2008 20:03:29 -0800 Arjan van de Ven
> <arjan@infradead.org> wrote:
> 
> > +config DEVKMEM
> > +	bool "/dev/kmem virtual device support"
> > +	help
> > +	  Say Y here if you want to support the /dev/kmem device.
> > The
> > +	  /dev/kmem device is rarely used, but can be used for
> > certain
> > +	  kind of kernel debugging operations.
> > +	  When in doubt, say "N".
> 
> I think this should be `default y'.  So that we don't cause /dev/kmem
> to magically disappear for `make oldconfig' users.

that's a matter of taste; nothing uses/needs it and I think people are better
off without it (by default), but if you insist I can't object to that too much
either.


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      reply	other threads:[~2008-02-12  5:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-10 23:55 Arjan van de Ven
2008-02-11  0:13 ` Jan Engelhardt
2008-02-11  0:42   ` Arjan van de Ven
2008-02-11  1:05   ` Arjan van de Ven
2008-02-11 22:38     ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-12  4:03       ` Arjan van de Ven
2008-02-12  4:59         ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-12  5:16           ` Arjan van de Ven [this message]

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