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    SubjectRe: test6pre1 change for sysrq config-option
    In article <Pine.GSO.4.21.0008031424400.29312-100000@khan.acc.umu.se> you wrote:
    > --- v2.4.0-test5/linux/arch/i386/config.in Fri Jul 14 12:12:05 2000
    > +++ linux/arch/i386/config.in Mon Jul 31 10:23:43 2000
    > @@ -344,5 +344,5 @@
    > comment 'Kernel hacking'

    > #bool 'Debug kmalloc/kfree' CONFIG_DEBUG_MALLOC
    > -bool 'Magic SysRq key' CONFIG_MAGIC_SYSRQ
    > +dep_bool 'Magic SysRq key' CONFIG_MAGIC_SYSRQ $CONFIG_VT
    > endmenu


    > In my opinion, this patch is incorrect, as SysRq should, at least
    > supposedly, work with serial consoles as well, by issuing a break.

    Maybe you are right in theory. There are 3 things that make theory different
    from practice right now:

    1) Serial sysrq is reported no to work for 2.4 kernels.
    2) You cannot compile a 2.4-test kernel without CONFIG_VT but with
    CONFIG_MAGIC_SYSRQ right now; the dep_bool change is just making
    this explicit.
    3) Even 2.2.16 doesn't seem to contain code for Serial sysrq
    Please, fix the first two issues before removing the "dep_"....
    Greetings,
    Arjan van de Ven


    Greetings,
    Arjan van de Ven


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