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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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