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SubjectRe: [patch] i386 "General Options" - begone [take 2]
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In message <200206031318.09634.bhards@bigpond.net.au> you write:
> While moving software suspend, I also took the chance to tweak the Config.help
> entry.

For trivial at least, please split the patches. It makes it easy for
me and/or Linus to accept only one.

Also, please mention clearly if you obsolete a previous trivial patch...

> diff -Naur -X dontdiff linux-2.5.20-clean/arch/i386/Config.help linux-2.5.20-
config-munging/arch/i386/Config.help
> --- linux-2.5.20-clean/arch/i386/Config.help Thu May 30 04:42:46 2002
> +++ linux-2.5.20-config-munging/arch/i386/Config.help Mon Jun 3 12:39:48 200
2
> @@ -641,7 +641,8 @@
> off or put into a power conserving "sleep" mode if they are not
> being used. There are two competing standards for doing this: APM
> and ACPI. If you want to use either one, say Y here and then also
> - to the requisite support below.
> + to the requisite support below. This option is also required for
> + "software suspend", see below.
>
> Power Management is most important for battery powered laptop
> computers; if you have a laptop, check out the Linux Laptop home

Like code, descriptions develop scar tissue when you do the "minimally
invasive" change. Consider this classic trap-for-skimmers from the
glibc "snprintf" man page, and learn:

Return value
These functions return the number of characters printed
(not including the trailing `\0' used to end output to
strings). snprintf and vsnprintf do not write more than
size bytes (including the trailing '\0'), and return -1 if
the output was truncated due to this limit. (Thus until
glibc 2.0.6. Since glibc 2.1 these functions follow the
C99 standard and return the number of characters (exclud­
ing the trailing '\0') which would have been written to
the final string if enough space had been available.)

Rusty.
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