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SubjectRe: [PATCH 02/20] mm: generic show_mem()

Paul Mundt <> writes:

> On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 01:53:51PM +0200, Johannes Weiner wrote:
>> This implements a platform-independent version of show_mem().
>> Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <>
> Looking at this again, does having this as a Kconfig option really make
> sense? We have no tristate in-tree users of this that I can see, wouldn't
> this be better off in lib/? It would be preferable not to let the
> HAVE_foo stuff get out of hand if we can avoid it.

I hate the current Kconfig usage, too. But I figured, if I won't obey
on such decisions by people who maintain it, it won't have a chance to
get in.

So, what do you suggest? Moving it to lib/ and have one simple #define
if the arch wants to use it or not?


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