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SubjectRe: [PATCH 17/17] BLOCK: Make it possible to disable the block layer [try #2]
On Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 06:27:27PM -0700, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 17:48 -0700, Randy.Dunlap wrote:
> > But David, you edit .config anyway, so who is "make *config" for?
> > Not that I want enable Tillie very much..
>
> I edit .config but still have to use 'make oldconfig' afterwards. And it
> screws me over because of all this 'select' nonsense. This used to
> work...
> sed -i /^CONFIG_SCSI=/d .config
> yes n | make oldconfig
>
> So "make *config" certainly isn't optimised for me, although of course I
> do have to use it. It seems to be increasingly optimised for Aunt
> Tillie.

The vast majority of konfig user who might have a master in computer
science (like our Aunt Tillie has) but aren't kernel hackers have
different needs from kernel hackers.

I know how hard it is to e.g. find a maximum .config with FW_LOADER=n.

Normal kconfig users and kernel hackers have different needs, and the
real solution fitting the needs of both groups would in this case be
a patch to kconfig that allows a kernel hacker to specify which option
to deselect and does the rest automatically.

> dwmw2

cu
Adrian

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