Re: [patch 1/2] kcmp: Make it to depend on CONFIG_KCMP

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Tue Feb 19 2013 - 16:51:21 EST

On 02/19/2013 01:42 PM, Andrew Morton wrote:
Index: linux-2.6.git/kernel/Makefile
--- linux-2.6.git.orig/kernel/Makefile
+++ linux-2.6.git/kernel/Makefile
@@ -25,9 +25,7 @@ endif
obj-y += sched/
obj-y += power/

-obj-$(CONFIG_X86) += kcmp.o
+obj-$(CONFIG_KCMP) += kcmp.o
obj-$(CONFIG_FREEZER) += freezer.o
obj-$(CONFIG_PROFILING) += profile.o
obj-$(CONFIG_STACKTRACE) += stacktrace.o

This permits people to select kcmp with CONFIG_CHECKPOINT_RESTORE=n.
Is there any point in doing that?

What would be wrong with just doing


The real question is if there are any potential use cases of kcmp() outside checkpoint/restore. It is actually a very general facility.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.

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