lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2006]   [Feb]   [23]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
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

cu
Adrian

--

"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2006-02-24 03:42    [W:0.138 / U:0.240 seconds]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans. Advertise on this site