Re: [opensuse-kernel] Re: [RFC] Simplifying kernel configuration fordistro issues

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Tue Jul 17 2012 - 04:03:31 EST

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 10:56 PM, Linus Torvalds
<torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 12:26 PM, <david@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Some of the proposed ways to implement the minimum distro kernel would not
>> allow you to override the distro defaults because they would be implemented
>> by setting dependancies, not by selecting options that you as the user could
>> then unselect.
> The sanest thing to do is just a list of "select" statements. And in
> any case it would have to depend on the "distro config" entry, so EVEN
> THEN you could just create the Kconfig file, then edit out the distro
> config thing, and then do whatever you want.

Except that "select" is one of the ugliest things in Kconfig, as it
blindly sets a symbol
without checking if its dependencies are fulfilled.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds
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