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SubjectRe: Universal debug macros.
Chmouel Boudjnah wrote:
> "H. Peter Anvin" <> writes:
> > It's not that slow compared to a whole distro install, although you would
> > of course want to do it *optionally*.
> that would be for sure, but keep in mind by experiences most people
> sent us a /lot/ of bug reports because they don't know how to do even
> if we wrote (IT IS ONLY FOR EXPERIENCED PEOPLE). Let say a scenario :
> dumb^Hjoe user make a expert install even if he don't have any clue
> about what is a kernel or a compiler or even drivers (yep we have some
> users like this)
> joe user choose to compile kernel
> click on everything (sound fun all this checkboxes)
> choose to reboot on his kernel (this sound too cook he can make some
> uname -r on IRC to show ''his'' kernel)
> reboot and sure he put some idiotic options like IDE in modules.
> as i said it's a very special case but we have so much strangness in
> our buisness...
> You may say that don't let the user choose the wrong option (ie:
> don't let to choose to put IDE as modules when he has installed on an
> only IDE partition), but there is too much case to handle...
> > You wouldn't want to get into every single option, of course, but I
> what do you purpose of something else of every single of options ?

I'm talking about crap like the global compile options (processor, SMP,


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