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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] Kconfig: Allow disabling of CONFIG_DEVPORT
    On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 2:21 PM, Greg KH <> wrote:
    > On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 01:34:52PM -0700, Mike Waychison wrote:
    >> It would be useful to build kernels with disabled support of /dev/port
    >> for systems where we do not want to allow an administrator to access IO
    >> ports directly.
    >> To do so however, CONFIG_DEVPORT needs to be user-selectable.  Give this
    >> configuration option a name and help description.
    >> Google-Bug-Id: 3177114
    > What is that field?  It's not something that I've ever seen before...

    This is for our internal reference.

    > Please don't push internal fields like this to public patches, it only
    > causes confusion...

    It hasn't caused any problems so far. It helps us track things as we
    pull code back downstream.
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