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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 <gregkh@suse.de> 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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