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    SubjectRe: [patch 01/10] e1000e: make E1000E default to the same kconfig setting as E1000
    Adrian Bunk wrote:
    > On Fri, Dec 14, 2007 at 03:39:26PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    >> wrote:
    >>> From: Randy Dunlap <>
    >> ...
    >> So I think the breakage that occurs is mitigated by two factors:
    >> 1) kernel hackers that do their own configs are expected to be able to
    >> figure this stuff.
    >> 2) kernel builders (read: distros, mainly) are expected to have put thought
    >> into the Kconfig selection and driver migration strategies.
    >> ...
    >> I would prefer simply to communicate to kernel experts and builders about a
    >> Kconfig issue that could potentially their booting/networking... because
    >> this patch is only needed if the kernel experts do not already know about a
    >> necessary config update.
    > You miss the vast majority of kconfig users:
    > 3) system administrators etc. who for different reasons compile their
    > own kernels but neither are nor want to be kernel developers
    > There's a reason why e.g. LPI requires you to be able to compile your
    > own kernel even for getting a "Junior Level Linux Professional"
    > certificate.


    > Or that one of the authors of "Linux Device drivers" has written a book
    > covering only how to build and run your own kernel.

    Nonetheless, it will always be true that configuring your own kernel
    requires knowledge of the options you are setting.


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