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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] BLOCK: Make it possible to disable the block layer
    On Fri, Aug 25, 2006 at 08:07:37AM +0200, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
    > >
    > >There's e.g. no reason to ask all users whether they want to compile all
    > >I/O schedulers into their kernel.
    > >
    > The users that do not know how to handle it should not be compiling a
    > kernel. If in doubt, they should read the help texts and follow the "If
    > unsure" clause listed there.

    If your distribution ships 2.6.x and your hardware is not supported
    before 2.6.x+1 you need your own kernel.

    The expectation "only kernel hackers don't use distribution kernels" is
    wrong in too many cases.

    "System administrator" is a target audience of the kernel configuration,
    and we should make it as easy as possible for such people to compile
    their own kernel.

    > Jan Engelhardt



    "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

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