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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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