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    SubjectRe: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 5/9]
    On Wed, 20 Feb 2008 01:53:09 +1100 Nick Andrew wrote:

    > On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 01:06:09AM +1100, Nick Andrew wrote:
    > > Here is a series of 9 patches to init/Kconfig intended to improve the
    > > usefulness and consistency of the help descriptions. The patches are
    > > against linux-2.6.24.2.
    > > [...]
    > > Patch 5
    > > IKCONFIG
    > > IKCONFIG_PROC
    > > LOG_BUF_SHIFT

    Those parts are fine. Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>


    Please read http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/linux/patches/stuff/tpp.txt,
    esp. section 2, Subject.


    > Changelog:
    >
    > Improve usefulness and consistency of kernel configuration help messages.
    >
    > Signed-off-by: Nick Andrew <nick@nick-andrew.net>
    >
    >
    > --- a/init/Kconfig 2008-02-20 00:45:07.000000000 +1100
    > +++ b/init/Kconfig 2008-02-20 00:52:07.000000000 +1100
    > @@ -254,20 +254,30 @@ config IKCONFIG
    > tristate "Kernel .config support"
    > ---help---
    > This option enables the complete Linux kernel ".config" file
    > - contents to be saved in the kernel. It provides documentation
    > - of which kernel options are used in a running kernel or in an
    > - on-disk kernel. This information can be extracted from the kernel
    > - image file with the script scripts/extract-ikconfig and used as
    > - input to rebuild the current kernel or to build another kernel.
    > - It can also be extracted from a running kernel by reading
    > - /proc/config.gz if enabled (below).
    > + contents to be saved in the kernel.
    > +
    > + It provides documentation of which kernel options are used in
    > + a running kernel or in an on-disk kernel. This information
    > + can be extracted from the kernel image file with the script
    > + "scripts/extract-ikconfig" and used as input to rebuild the
    > + current kernel or to build another kernel.
    > +
    > + It can also be extracted from a running kernel with
    > + "zcat /proc/config.gz" if CONFIG_IKCONFIG_PROC is enabled
    > + below.
    > +
    > + Your kernel size will increase by around 14k.
    > +
    > + If unsure, say N.
    >
    > config IKCONFIG_PROC
    > bool "Enable access to .config through /proc/config.gz"
    > depends on IKCONFIG && PROC_FS
    > ---help---
    > - This option enables access to the kernel configuration file
    > - through /proc/config.gz.
    > + This option enables access to the configuration of the running
    > + kernel through /proc/config.gz.
    > +
    > + If unsure, say Y.
    >
    > config LOG_BUF_SHIFT
    > int "Kernel log buffer size (16 => 64KB, 17 => 128KB)"
    > @@ -277,14 +287,15 @@ config LOG_BUF_SHIFT
    > default 15 if SMP
    > default 14
    > help
    > - Select kernel log buffer size as a power of 2.
    > - Defaults and Examples:
    > + Select the kernel log buffer size as a power of 2.
    > +
    > + Defaults and examples:
    > 17 => 128 KB for S/390
    > - 16 => 64 KB for x86 NUMAQ or IA-64
    > - 15 => 32 KB for SMP
    > - 14 => 16 KB for uniprocessor
    > - 13 => 8 KB
    > - 12 => 4 KB
    > + 16 => 64 KB for x86 NUMAQ or IA-64
    > + 15 => 32 KB for SMP
    > + 14 => 16 KB for uniprocessor
    > + 13 => 8 KB
    > + 12 => 4 KB
    >
    > config CGROUPS
    > bool "Control Group support"


    ---
    ~Randy

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