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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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