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SubjectRe: restructuring of filesystems config menu

> Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 07:57:33 -0500 (EST)
> From: Robert P. J. Day <>
> Subject: restructuring of filesystems config menu
> i've attached a gzipped patch against 2.5.56 for reorganizing
> the filesystem menu under "make xconfig", and i'm certainly
> open to feedback/comments/criticism/large sums of money.

Good luck with those. :)

I finally looked at this on 2.5.59. The fs menu certainly
needs some help/work, so I'd like to see you keep plugging away
at this. I didn't see much feedback -- was there feedback?
Maybe on a different subject/thread? A newer version that I

> some points about this patch:
> 1) if anyone wants to carefully check the dependencies and
> make sure they're correct, that would be nice.
> 2) perhaps making sure the dependencies match the claims
> in the help screens would be helpful. i noticed that
> the help screens sometimes make dependency claims that
> are wildly untrue, but i didn't want to mess with that
> stuff yet as i wasn't totally comfortable.
> 3) much to my delight, i found out by accident that i can
> add leading asterisks to menu and config lines with no
> effect on the eventual config step -- this makes it
> wonderfully easy to edit and reorganize using emacs
> outline mode, particularly showing subdependencies.

I find it odd that "help" in a Kconfig file can be spelled
"help" or "---help---", but "--help--" leads to errors.

> is this just a fluke? obviously, it's easy enough to
> strip out the leading asterisks in the final version,
> but if they're not doing any harm, i'd just as soon
> leave them in.

I expected to just see the filesystems listed in alpha order,
but I don't have a problem with the groupings that you
have made for them.

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