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SubjectRe: [PATCH] PM: Hide CONFIG_PM from users
On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 15:50, Mark Brown
<> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 08, 2011 at 01:44:32AM +1100, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
>> On Mon, 7 Feb 2011 14:18:29 +0000 Mark Brown <> wrote:
>> > Do you mean that these systems require CONFIG_PM be turned off, or just
>> > that people tend not to turn it on?  If the latter would you expect any
>> > ill effects from doing so?
>> I don't know the answer to either question without testing.  All I am
>> saying is that currently the default for CONFIG_PM is "off" and you are
>> changing it to be "on" and there may not have been any testing done of
>> that in some situations.   We don't know where it was explicitly
>> turned off any more since we shrank our defconfig files (which was done
>> automatically) ... since it is off by default, it doesn't need to be
>> mentioned in a defconfig unless it needs to be turned on.
> My suspicion would be that it'll have been turned off by someone hitting
> return through a config upgrade rather than through deliberate effort.
> On the other hand if it is essential for some machines to have it
> disabled they probably want to have somethnig in Kconfig.

$ git grep "CONFIG_PM is not set"
7cf3d73b4360e91b14326632ab1aeda4cb26308d^ -- arch/ | wc -l

7cf3d73b4360e91b14326632ab1aeda4cb26308d is the commit that introduced
savedefconfig, so that's a safe revision with untrimmed defconfigs.



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