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SubjectRe: observations on 2.5 config screens
On 8 Jan 2003, Robert Love wrote:

> On Wed, 2003-01-08 at 09:32, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> > Someone else suggested putting all the low level options like preempt,
> > smp, and the stuff in kernel-hacking into a single menu, with a better
> > name.
> I do not think I like this. SMP, kernel preemption, and high memory
> support are the three most fundamental choices one makes during
> configuration.

I guess, depending on your definition of fundemental. I would put any
option which affects the kernel as a whole in that category, myself.
Compiling with frame pointers comes to mind, since every object file is
changed and there are performance implications as well.

> They should be out in the open, in the beginning, in a well-labeled
> category. They only issue I see is "processor options" should be
> renamed "core options" or whatever. But that is trivial.

Processor option would select the processor and any architecture dependent
options, I would think. Something like "kernel characteristics" could have
options like smp.

bill davidsen <>
CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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