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    SubjectRe: divorce CONFIG_X86_PAE from CONFIG_HIGHMEM64G
    On Thu, Jun 07, 2007 at 07:35:51PM -0700, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
    >...
    > config X86_PAE
    >...
    > + help
    > + PAE is required for NX support, and furthermore enables
    > + larger swapspace support for non-overcommit purposes. It
    > + has the cost of more pagetable lookup overhead, and also
    > + consumes more pagetable space per process.
    >...


    It's not specific to this help text, but I start becoming a bit picky
    about this issues:

    If you understand this help text after reading it, you don't need a help
    text for this option... ;-)

    What is "NX support"?
    What are "non-overcommit purposes"?
    What is "pagetable lookup overhead"?

    And if in doubt, should I say Y or N?

    "System administrator who knows which hardware components he put into
    the computer and which filesystems his data is on" might be a good
    description for the average kconfig user, and these are the people who
    should understand this help text.

    cu
    Adrian

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