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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] vt: make the default cursor shape configurable
    On Mon 2009-11-09 23:09:44, Daniel Mack wrote:
    > On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 04:28:03AM +1030, David Newall wrote:
    > > Daniel Mack wrote:
    > > > And even if the cursor behaviour is changable at runtime, I don't see
    > > > why it shouldn't have a selectable compile time default. Which is what
    > > > the patch adds.
    > >
    > >
    > > It seems like adding cruft to the kernel that is just as effectively
    > > available at run-time. Where does it end? Do we eventually add bash to
    > > the kernel?
    > One more thing:
    > Clemens' last patch didn't add anything to the kernel's binary size.
    > It didn't slow down anything either, as there is no run-time condition
    > evaluation. It just makes something configurable which was hard
    > coded before. So where's the cruft?

    The number of configs to test just got bigger. 100% bigger in
    fact. Every single developer will have to answer 'do you want blinking
    cursor?' when your patch is merged.

    config options _are_ expensive.

    (cesky, pictures)

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