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SubjectRe: Status of X86_P4_CLOCKMOD?
On Fri, Feb 24, 2006 at 12:55:30AM +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Friday 24 February 2006 00:33, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > EMBEDDED is the wrong option, since the semantics of embedded is "show
> > more options to allow additional space savings". It is not and should
> > not be abused as an option to hide random options from users.
> I disagree. And I originally added most EMBEDDED users to the kernel.
> The purpose I added it for was to hide options that only useful
> for a very limited userbase but cause big or subtle trouble when set
> wrong. P4_CLOCKMOD clearly qualifies.

This matches neither the description of the EMBEDDED option nor all
other usages in the kernel I have seen until now.

We need an additional option for such cases, but overloading EMBEDDED
with more than one meaning is definitely not a good idea.

> -Andi



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"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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