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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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