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SubjectRe: [PATCH] BLOCK: Make it possible to disable the block layer
On Thu, Aug 24, 2006, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 06:39:14PM +0200, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> > >> On Thu, 2006-08-24 at 17:29 +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > >> > bool "Enable the block layer" depends on EMBEDDED
> > >>
> > >> Please. no. CONFIG_EMBEDDED was a bad idea in the first place -- its
> > >> sole purpose is to pander to Aunt Tillie.
> > >
> > >It's not for Aunt Tillie.
> > >It's for an average system administrator who compiles his own kernel.
> > >
> > >CONFIG_BLOCK=n will only be for the "the kernel must become as fast as
> > >possible, and I really know what I'm doing" people.
> >
> > Then that should be CONFIG_I_AM_AN_EXPERT (CONFIG_EXPERT), not
> > CONFIG_EMBEDDED.
>
> It makes sense that there is one option only for additional space
> savings.
>
> But you are right, we need a second option for not space related expert
> options.

I think the sole purpose of CONFIG_EMBEDDED is to reduce noise from
silly pseudo-bug reports. The rather uninteresting name helps.
If you have CONFIG_EXPERT, of course _everone_ will enable it,
shoot themselves in the foot and will be happy to inform you
about it, wasting their and _your_ time.


Johannes
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