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SubjectRe: Linux 2.5.5-dj1 - Bug Reports
Hi!

> > > It compiled fine. When I booted up everything looked normal with the
> > > exception of a
> > > eth1: going OOM
> > > message that kept scrolling down the screen. My eth1 is a natsemi card.
> >
> > That's interesting. Probably moreso for Manfred. I'll double check
> > I didn't goof merging the oom-handling patch tomorrow.
> >
> > > Eventually that stopped and gdm came up. For some reason my keyboard and
> > > mouse wouldn't work.
> >
> > -dj includes a different input layer to Linus' tree, which requires
> > some extra options enabled. Vojtech, this is quite a frequent
> > 'bug report', and I think if you merged that with Linus, the number
> > of reports would climb. Is there a possibility of simplifying the
> > config.in somewhat? Or at least changing the defaults to give the
> > element of least surprise..
>
> The defaults are changed :(. However people coying their .configs over
> don't use the defaults. The help files say what to do in case of doubt.
> I'm not sure what more I can do.

Few define_bool's for transition period? That way it will get as =y to
.config, and you can present real config options after few versions
;-).

Or create

CONFIG_ADVANCED_INPUT_OPTIONS, default to N, which will make all
suitable options Y.... That's hacky, but we've got a precedents.
Pavel
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no longer is classifiable as a democracy, but rather as a plutocracy." --hpa
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