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SubjectRe: [patch] MTD: fix DOC2000/2001/2001PLUS build error
On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 09:17:52PM +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-02-05 at 08:58 -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > More importantly, some things that *are* visible probably shouldn't be, or
> > should perhaps only be in expert mode (aka "EMBEDDED").
> I've heard some fairly stupid abuse of the term 'embedded' in my time,
> but rarely have I heard people daft enough to abuse it to mean 'expert'.
> But yes, that's what we use CONFIG_EMBEDDED for.

I'd be happy to turn this into CONFIG_NONSTANDARD or
CONFIG_EXPERT, which is how I described it in the Kconfig help texts:

menuconfig EMBEDDED
bool "Configure standard kernel features (for small systems)"
help
This option allows certain base kernel options and settings
to be disabled or tweaked. This is for specialized
environments which can tolerate a "non-standard" kernel.
Only use this if you really know what you are doing.

A number of current users are indeed bogus. Stuff like:

config SUPERH
bool
default y
select EMBEDDED

Just because you're using a SuperH board doesn't mean you want to turn
off standard features.

--
Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.
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