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SubjectRe: Rename all derived CONFIG variables
Keith Owens wrote:
> In 2.4.2-ac18 there are 130 CONFIG options that are always derived from
> other options, the user has no control over them. It is useful for the
> kernel build process to know which variables are derived and which
> variables the user can control. There are also 6 CONFIG options that
> are not used anywhere.
> is a 583,904 byte (unzipped) 114,291 (gzipped) patch which removes the
> unused variables and renames the 130 derived variables from CONFIG_FOO
> to CONFIG_FOO_DERIVED. The affected variables are :-

Not only do I think that CONFIG_xxx_DERIVED needlessly extends the name
of derived vars, but your patch does not belong in a stable series.
Derived CONFIG_xxx vars are likely to be referenced in source. Changing
those vars in the middle of a stable series pointlessly breaks external
source code.

I hope vendors don't start applying this patch...


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Building 1024 | people, my friend: Those with loaded guns
MandrakeSoft | and those who dig. You dig." --Blondie
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