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From: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
To: Nick Andrew <nick@nick-andrew.net>
Cc: trivial@kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@openvz.org>,
	Serge Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>, Paul Menage <menage@google.com>,
	Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com>,
	Valdis Kletnieks <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 5/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - IKCONFIG etc
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 16:19:09 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <47BE14FD.10401@oracle.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200802220014.m1M0Dh5r022354@rgminet03.oracle.com>

Nick Andrew wrote:
> Rewrite the help descriptions for clarity, accuracy and consistency.
> 
> Kernel config options affected:
> 
>   - IKCONFIG
>   - IKCONFIG_PROC
>   - LOG_BUF_SHIFT

These bits are Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>


> Signed-off-by: Nick Andrew <nick@nick-andrew.net>
> ---
> Try #3.
> 
> --- a/init/Kconfig	2008-02-20 09:34:48.000000000 +1100
> +++ b/init/Kconfig	2008-02-22 09:15:48.000000000 +1100
> @@ -241,20 +241,30 @@ config IKCONFIG
>  	tristate "Kernel .config support"
>  	---help---
>  	  This option enables the complete Linux kernel ".config" file
> -	  contents to be saved in the kernel. It provides documentation
> -	  of which kernel options are used in a running kernel or in an
> -	  on-disk kernel.  This information can be extracted from the kernel
> -	  image file with the script scripts/extract-ikconfig and used as
> -	  input to rebuild the current kernel or to build another kernel.
> -	  It can also be extracted from a running kernel by reading
> -	  /proc/config.gz if enabled (below).
> +	  contents to be saved in the kernel.
> +
> +	  It provides documentation of which kernel options are used in
> +	  a running kernel or in an on-disk kernel.  This information
> +	  can be extracted from the kernel image file with the script
> +	  "scripts/extract-ikconfig" and used as input to rebuild the
> +	  current kernel or to build another kernel.
> +
> +	  It can also be extracted from a running kernel with
> +	  "zcat /proc/config.gz" if CONFIG_IKCONFIG_PROC is enabled
> +	  below.
> +
> +	  Your kernel size will increase by around 14k.
> +
> +	  If unsure, say N.
>  
>  config IKCONFIG_PROC
>  	bool "Enable access to .config through /proc/config.gz"
>  	depends on IKCONFIG && PROC_FS
>  	---help---
> -	  This option enables access to the kernel configuration file
> -	  through /proc/config.gz.
> +	  This option enables access to the configuration of the running
> +	  kernel through /proc/config.gz.
> +
> +	  If unsure, say Y.
>  
>  config LOG_BUF_SHIFT
>  	int "Kernel log buffer size (16 => 64KB, 17 => 128KB)"
> @@ -264,14 +274,15 @@ config LOG_BUF_SHIFT
>  	default 15 if SMP
>  	default 14
>  	help
> -	  Select kernel log buffer size as a power of 2.
> -	  Defaults and Examples:
> +	  Select the kernel log buffer size as a power of 2.
> +
> +	  Defaults and examples:
>  	  	     17 => 128 KB for S/390
> -		     16 => 64 KB for x86 NUMAQ or IA-64
> -	             15 => 32 KB for SMP
> -	             14 => 16 KB for uniprocessor
> -		     13 =>  8 KB
> -		     12 =>  4 KB
> +		     16 =>  64 KB for x86 NUMAQ or IA-64
> +	             15 =>  32 KB for SMP
> +	             14 =>  16 KB for uniprocessor
> +		     13 =>   8 KB
> +		     12 =>   4 KB
>  
>  config CGROUPS
>  	bool "Control Group support"


-- 
~Randy

  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-02-22  0:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 50+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-19 14:06 Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 0/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 14:09 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 1/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 14:11 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 2/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 14:33 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 3/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 14:42   ` Pavel Emelyanov
2008-02-19 15:10     ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 15:16       ` Pavel Emelyanov
2008-02-19 15:50         ` Serge E. Hallyn
2008-02-19 16:44         ` Randy Dunlap
2008-02-19 22:41           ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-20 12:19           ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 3/9] config: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - namespaces Nick Andrew
2008-02-20 12:23             ` Pavel Emelyanov
2008-02-20 13:01               ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-20 13:07                 ` Pavel Emelyanov
2008-02-20 16:50             ` serge
2008-02-20 23:10               ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 14:38 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 4/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-20  3:42   ` Valdis.Kletnieks
2008-02-20 22:17     ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 14:53 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 5/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 20:17   ` Randy Dunlap
2008-02-19 15:12 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 6/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 15:39   ` Paul Jackson
2008-02-20 12:41     ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-20 16:43       ` Paul Jackson
2008-02-20  2:04   ` Paul Menage
2008-02-20  2:54     ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-20  3:12       ` Paul Menage
2008-02-20 16:55       ` serge
2008-02-20 21:31         ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 15:15 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 7/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 15:21 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 8/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 15:27 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 9/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-20 22:33 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 1/9] init: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions part 1 Nick Andrew
     [not found] ` <200802220014.m1M0Dh5r022354@rgminet03.oracle.com>
2008-02-22  0:19   ` Randy Dunlap [this message]
2008-02-22  0:48 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 1/9] Kconfig: " Nick Andrew
2008-02-22  0:49 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 2/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - TASKSTATS Nick Andrew
2008-02-22  0:51 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 3/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - NAMESPACES Nick Andrew
2008-02-27 23:00   ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-27 23:08     ` Serge E. Hallyn
2008-02-22  0:52 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 4/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - AUDIT Nick Andrew
2008-02-22  0:54 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 5/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - IKCONFIG etc Nick Andrew
2008-02-22  0:55 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 6/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - CGROUPS Nick Andrew
2008-02-22  0:56 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 7/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - EMBEDDED etc Nick Andrew
2008-02-22  0:58 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 8/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - SLAB Nick Andrew
2008-02-22  0:59 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 9/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - MODULES Nick Andrew
     [not found] ` <200802220010.m1M0Arr7024044@vzorg.swsoft.net>
2008-02-22  8:14   ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 3/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - NAMESPACES Pavel Emelyanov
     [not found] ` <200802220010.m1M0Auqn024414@e5.ny.us.ibm.com>
2008-02-22 22:14   ` Serge E. Hallyn
2008-02-23  1:12     ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-23  3:45       ` Serge E. Hallyn

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