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SubjectRe: WANTED: kernel projects for CS students
On Sun, 14 October 2007 19:01:28 -0400, Rik van Riel wrote:
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> If you have ideas on what projects would be useful, please add them
> to this page (or email me):

Maybe this:

Allow removal of select from Kconfig files

Difficulty: 4

Many config options depend on other options is unrelated submenus. As a
result, people have complained about not being able to select the
desired option because they finding all dependencies is too complicated.
Select solves this problem and creates a near-identical new one. Now it
is just as hard to turn some options _off_ as it was before to turn
others _on_.

The solution would be to have smarter tools that give the user
information roughly like this:
[ ] CONFIG_FOO
If you enable this option, you will also enable CONFIG_BAR.
Or :
[x] CONFIG_BAR
If you disable this option you will also disable CONFIG_FOO
and CONFIG_FOO2.

Difficulty is somewhat increased by the number of tools that require
such functionality. Support for xconfig and menuconfig appears to have
priority as those users have a harder time grepping the kernel.

Jörn

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