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SubjectRe: default y idiocy
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On Sat, 2007-05-12 at 20:58 +0100, Simon Arlott wrote:
> On 12/05/07 19:23, Jens Axboe wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > This has bothered me for a long time, and it just seems to be getting
> > worse. Can people please STOP defaulting non-essential stuff to 'y'?
> > Grrr.
>
> Is there a reason why various 10/100/1000Mbit network cards are 'y' too?
> There's even a default SCSI 'm' that seems to be completely hidden from
> the menu too (CONFIG_SCSI_WAIT_SCAN). It depends on SCSI but I can't
> disable SCSI...

That might not necessarily be our fault ... there's no default 'm' for
SCSI in drivers/scsi/Kconfig. On the other hand, the select directive
can also be the cause of these problems, for instance
drivers/ata/Kconfig has a select SCSI at the top, so if you selected
modular ATA, you'll be forced to have modular SCSI.

James


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