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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4, v3] Physical PCI slot objects
    On Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 03:32:25PM -0800, Gary Hade wrote:

    > Alex, What I was trying to suggest is a boot-time kernel option,
    > not a kernel configuration option. The basic idea is to give
    > the user (with a single binary kernel) the ability to include
    > your ACPI-PCI slot driver feature changes only when they are
    > really needed. In addition to reducing the number of
    > system/PCI hotplug driver combinations where your changes
    > would need to be validated, I believe would also help
    > alleviate other worries (e.g. Andi Kleen's memory consumption
    > concern). I believe this goal could also be achieved with the
    > kernel config option by making the pci_slot module runtime
    > loadable with the PCI hotplug drivers only visiting your new
    > code when the pci_slot driver is loaded, although I think this
    > would be more difficult to implement.

    If we're compiling something into the kernel, the default behaviour
    should be for the functionality to be turned on unless the user
    overrides it.

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    Matthew Garrett | mjg59@srcf.ucam.org
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