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SubjectRe: [patch] x86: allow ZONE_DMA to be configurable

* H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:

> On 10/14/2010 09:00 AM, Pekka Enberg wrote:
>
> >> CONFIG_EMBEDDED *is* "I am a user who (think I) know what I'm
> >> doing". That is *what it is* and *all it is*.
> >
> > Yup. The naming is quite unfortunate, though. Can we change it to
> > something else?
>
> Funny, this seems to come up repeatedly ;)

I'd suggest to rename CONFIG_EMBEDDED=y to CONFIG_EXPERT=y, but i'd also
suggest to rename all sub-config-options that depend on CONFIG_EXPERT to
have a CONFIG_EXPERT_ prefix.

So we'd have:

CONFIG_EXPERT_CPU_SUP_INTEL=y
CONFIG_EXPERT_MMAP_ALLOW_UNINITIALIZED=y

etc.

That way all the enabled 'expert options' become easily visible in the
.config file and they advertise themselves properly - it's also easily
greppable. In the source code it also becomes self-documenting, it's
obvious when a dependency is 'rare' or 'special' - it has a
CONFIG_EXPERT_ prefix.

Something for the KS i guess.

Thanks,

Ingo


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