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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Making keyboard/mouse drivers dependent on CONFIG_EMBEDDED
Hi!


> > I finally got sick of seeing bug reports from people who did not enable
> > CONFIG_VT or forgot to enable the obscure options for the keyboard
> > driver. This is especially a big problem for people who do make oldconfig
> > with a 2.4 configuration, but seems to happen in general often.
> > I also included the PS/2 mouse driver. It is small enough and a useful
> > fallback on any PC.
> >
> > This patch wraps all this for i386/amd64 in CONFIG_EMBEDDED. If
> > CONFIG_EMBEDDED is not defined they are not visible and always enabled.
>
> This sounds like a bad idea. many modern PCs only have usb keyboard/mouse
> these days. Having them in defconfig is fine but we shouldn't obsfucate
> the kernel config due to user stupidity.

Its more like "make oldconfig" limitation, IIRC. If you have some old
config, it ignores defconfig and suggests you N for new options. And
yes people were hitting that.
Pavel
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